Car rentals in New Hyde Park: All you need to know
A New Hyde Park 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 the rest of New York has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in New Hyde Park. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in New Hyde Park?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in New Hyde Park?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in New Hyde Park?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York town means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise New Hyde Park||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with plenty of suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in New Hyde Park?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in New Hyde Park is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in New Hyde Park?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. That said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for New Hyde Park. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can just include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. 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 pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You should get into your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank of gas. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before returning the car rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in New Hyde Park?
If you want to check out all that New Hyde Park and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your New Hyde Park adventure, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your New Hyde Park rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.