Car rentals in North: All you need to know
A North car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Virginia has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in North. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in North?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, you can do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will 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
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your North rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in North?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, 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 North?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Virginia metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in North?
Normally, to rent a car in North you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to find any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in North?
When cruising through North or the rest of the U.S.A., 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 additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to North.
What is the fuel policy for North rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a 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 get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. 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, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We encourage a full tank policy. You should get your vehicle topped off. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in North?
If you plan to see all that North 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 sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your North trip, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your North rental car today
Know that you can depend on a wonderful car that will result in more extra cash in the bank when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your North car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you on the road.