Car rentals in Lehigh Valley: All you need to know
A Lehigh Valley car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lehigh Valley. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Lehigh Valley?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Lehigh Valley has to offer. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Lehigh Valley rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Lehigh Valley?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lehigh Valley?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to go all out on your getaway to Lehigh Valley||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan||Family getaways where you need additional room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lehigh Valley?
Generally, to rent a car in Lehigh Valley you must be at least 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 review the rental agreement to determine what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lehigh Valley?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Lehigh Valley. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can easily add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a 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 get your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at 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 fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your 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?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle topped off. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before bringing the vehicle.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Lehigh Valley. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Lehigh Valley trip, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your car 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
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Lehigh Valley rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Lehigh Valley has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Lehigh Valley.