Car rentals in Lakeland: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Lakeland whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Lakeland. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lakeland. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Lakeland?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Lakeland has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Lakeland?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lakeland?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Minnesota town means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Lakeland||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Lakeland together||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lakeland?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Lakeland is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to find what the total will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lakeland?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Lakeland. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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 get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lakeland?
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. Check the fine print before you book.
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Lakeland adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around your car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lakeland rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your needs and not break your wallet.