Car rentals in Lyon: All you need to know
A Lyon car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Mississippi has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Lyon. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Lyon?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Lyon. You should also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the true cost before you book
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Lyon rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Lyon?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lyon?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lyon. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lyon?
Normally, to rent a car in Lyon you must be at least 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 through the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lyon?
When driving around Lyon or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental agency. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Lyon rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for 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 automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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 half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas 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 locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before you bring it back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lyon?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. 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
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Lyon 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 needs and not break your wallet.