Car rentals in Laredo: All you need to know
A Laredo car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Texas has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Laredo. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Laredo?
You are on your way to locating the best price on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Laredo?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Laredo?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Laredo. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families 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||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Laredo?
Normally, to rent a car in Laredo you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to discover what the exact fee will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Laredo?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have 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 refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find 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 pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option 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
Before you begin on your Laredo adventure, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Laredo car rental today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a perfect set of wheels that will result in more extra money in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Laredo car rental. See you out here.