Car rentals in Northport: All you need to know
A Northport car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Michigan has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Northport. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Northport?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Northport.
What rental companies have agencies in Northport?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Northport?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Michigan town means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to Northport||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their suitcases||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Northport?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Northport 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 supplier's terms to determine any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Northport?
When driving around Northport or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Northport.
What is the fuel policy for Northport rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. 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||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your 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 advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you bring the car back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Northport?
If you wish to see all that Northport and maybe even the rest of Michigan offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Northport adventure, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Northport car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.