Car rentals in Lake George: All you need to know
A Lake George car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Minnesota has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lake George. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Lake George?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Lake George has to offer. You can also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more car than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Lake George rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Lake George?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lake George?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Minnesota city means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Minnesota back-country||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with bags and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lake George?
Generally, to rent a car in Lake George you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lake George?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Lake George.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. We advise bringing it back filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before bringing the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lake George?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Lake George vacation, check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lake George rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Lake George has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Lake George.