Car rentals in Lincoln: All you need to know
A Lincoln car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Virginia has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lincoln. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Lincoln?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lincoln.
What rental companies have retailers in Lincoln?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lincoln?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Lincoln. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Lincoln||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lincoln?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Lincoln is 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 read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Lincoln require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental supplier's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station close to 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 vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged 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 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 pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find 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 your vehicle, and you don't need 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 need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lincoln?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Lincoln. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring additional charges. Review your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Lincoln vacation, make sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating 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 solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your requirements and not break your wallet.