Car rentals in Merrifield: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Merrifield whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Merrifield. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Merrifield. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Merrifield?
You are well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Merrifield you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Merrifield rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Merrifield?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read 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 Merrifield?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Merrifield. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Merrifield in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Merrifield?
Typically, to rent a car in Merrifield you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Merrifield require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Merrifield or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental agency. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the 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 an open gas station close to 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 automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price 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 fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Merrifield.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Merrifield?
If you want to explore all that Merrifield and maybe even the rest of Virginia offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Merrifield adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Merrifield car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.