Car rentals in Montauk: All you need to know
A Montauk car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of New York has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Montauk. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Montauk?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. However, you can do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine the car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Montauk?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, 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 your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Montauk?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to Montauk||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Montauk?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Montauk is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Montauk?
When driving around Montauk or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the 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 search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. 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. 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 pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||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 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 collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend returning it topped off. If you want to save some money, find a filling station 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 Montauk?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Montauk. You can drive wherever you like and not incur added charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Montauk adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect the car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Montauk car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Montauk has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Montauk.