Car rentals in Lewiston: All you need to know
A Lewiston car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Idaho has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lewiston. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Lewiston?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or 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
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lewiston.
What rental companies have retailers in Lewiston?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lewiston?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Lewiston. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go 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 want to travel Lewiston in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Family trips where you need the extra room||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lewiston?
Usually, to rent a car in Lewiston you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the exact charge will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lewiston?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Lewiston.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find 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 like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of gas 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 need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank 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 won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Lewiston.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lewiston?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Lewiston adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lewiston car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.