Car rentals in Lincoln: All you need to know
A Lincoln car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Michigan has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lincoln. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Lincoln?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Lincoln. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Lincoln?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lincoln?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Lincoln. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Lincoln||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Lincoln together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking in big cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lincoln?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Lincoln is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read over the terms to determine what any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lincoln?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. That said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can just add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up 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 need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||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 your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lincoln?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Lincoln trip, check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lincoln car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.