Car rentals in New Jersey: All you need to know
A New Jersey car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of New Brunswick has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in New Jersey. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain car rental in New Jersey?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in New Jersey. You should also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get 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 New Jersey?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt 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 get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in New Jersey?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New Brunswick city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your getaway to New Jersey||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups that need room for all their suitcases||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in New Jersey?
Usually, to rent a car in New Jersey you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in New Jersey?
When cruising through New Jersey or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 need to find 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. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over New Jersey. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring extra charges. Go over your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. 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 properly 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your New Jersey car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a grand vehicle that will leave you with extra money in the bank. Cash in on cheap deals on your New Jersey rental car when you book with us. See you around town.