Car rentals in Lake City: All you need to know
A Lake City car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Florida has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Lake City. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Lake City?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Lake City has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lake City.
What rental companies have retailers in Lake City?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lake City?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Lake City. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lake City?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Lake City is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to discover any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lake City?
When driving around Lake City or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Lake City.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Lake City. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the lot on your Lake City adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Lake City rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.