Car rentals in Lancaster: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Lancaster whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Lancaster. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Lancaster. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Lancaster?
You are well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with us. However, to increase your savings when you travel to Lancaster you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily 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 suppliers have retailers in Lancaster?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
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 go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lancaster?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Lancaster is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to discover any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Lancaster?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Lancaster. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can just add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Lancaster rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need 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 collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your 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 the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We advise bringing it back with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Lancaster. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur added charges. Go over your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Lancaster trip, make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
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, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Lancaster.