Car rentals in Lamesa: All you need to know
A Lamesa car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Texas has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lamesa. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Lamesa?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your 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 true cost before you book
- Decide the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lamesa.
What rental companies have outlets in Lamesa?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, 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 your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lamesa?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Texas town means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Texas back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lamesa?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Lamesa is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lamesa?
When cruising through Lamesa or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Lamesa.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your 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 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 choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Lamesa. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Read over your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and make sure 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 see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lamesa car rental 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.