Car rentals in Mason: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Mason whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Mason. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Mason. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Mason?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Mason has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Mason rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Mason?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online 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 Mason?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Mason. If you're having trouble choosing, 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|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Mason?
Generally, to rent a car in Mason you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Mason?
When driving around Mason or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental agency. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Mason.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 you didn't use. 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'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your 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 get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to explore all that Mason and maybe even the rest of West Virginia offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Mason. Go over the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. 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
- 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Mason car rental today
Know that you can count on a perfect vehicle that will result in more extra money to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Mason car rental. We'll see you out here.