Car rentals in Lancaster: All you need to know
A Lancaster 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 Kansas has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lancaster. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Lancaster?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Lancaster has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lancaster.
What rental companies have agencies in Lancaster?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lancaster?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lancaster. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfortable ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lancaster?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Lancaster is 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lancaster?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier'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 need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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, it's only necessary 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 pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
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 mileage is a good option for travelers 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.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out the car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 Lancaster 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.