Car rentals in Lancaster: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Lancaster whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Lancaster. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lancaster. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Lancaster?
You are on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Lancaster rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Lancaster?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lancaster?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lancaster. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Minnesota back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lancaster?
Usually, to rent a car in Lancaster you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category cars. Go over the terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lancaster?
When driving in Lancaster or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Lancaster.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer 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 might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when 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 fuel policy do you recommend?
We encourage a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lancaster?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Lancaster rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Lancaster has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Lancaster.