Car rentals in Lakeside: All you need to know
A Lakeside car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Connecticut has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Lakeside. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Lakeside?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Lakeside has to offer. You should also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Lakeside rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Lakeside?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lakeside?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Connecticut metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lakeside?
Generally, to rent a car in Lakeside you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lakeside?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, such as 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 Lakeside.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Lakeside car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Lakeside has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Lakeside.