Car rentals in Lancaster: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Lancaster whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Lancaster. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lancaster. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Lancaster?
You're on your way to getting the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Lancaster?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt 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 help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lancaster?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Lancaster. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lancaster?
Typically, to rent a car in Lancaster you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lancaster?
When driving around Lancaster or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger 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 travel to Lancaster.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. 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 pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local 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 fill the tank back up 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 get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We advise a full to full policy. You should receive your vehicle with a full tank, and you should return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you return the 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 miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Lancaster. You can drive wherever you like and not incur additional charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Lancaster trip, make sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lancaster car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Lancaster has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Lancaster.