Car rentals in Lexington: All you need to know
A Lexington car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Virginia has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lexington. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Lexington?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Lexington. You can also:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Determine the vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Lexington?
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 reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lexington?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lexington. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lexington?
Generally, to rent a car in Lexington you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to find what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lexington?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Lexington rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a 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 get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. 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 of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the 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 won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many 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 Lexington.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lexington?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Lexington adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect 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
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lexington rental car today
You know you can depend on a grand vehicle that will result in more extra money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Lexington rental car. We'll see you out here.