Car rentals in Lodi: All you need to know
A Lodi car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lodi. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Lodi?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Lodi. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Lodi rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Lodi?
From global names like Avis and Sixt 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 one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lodi?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lodi. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lodi?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Lodi is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Does Lodi require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.Many credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Lodi.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter 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 service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||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 collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before bringing the rental car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lodi rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a great car that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Lodi rental car when you book with us. See you out here.