Car rentals in Lakewood: All you need to know
A Lakewood car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of New Jersey has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lakewood. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Lakewood?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Lakewood. You should also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the actual cost before you rent
- Determine what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Lakewood?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lakewood?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lakewood. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for navigating and parking in large cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lakewood?
Normally, to rent a car in Lakewood you must be at least 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 the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lakewood?
When driving around Lakewood or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open 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 pick up your car. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Lakewood. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Lakewood vacation, be sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Lakewood 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 car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.