Car rentals in Northport: All you need to know
A Northport car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Northport. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Northport?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Northport has to offer. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Northport?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
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 New York city means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the New York back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with bags and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Northport?
Normally, to rent a car in Northport you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go through the supplier's terms to find what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Northport?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Northport.
What is the difference between all the 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 a gas station near the drop-off location
|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 when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling 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. Ask 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 drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have 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 need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We encourage returning your car topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling 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 Northport?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Northport. You can drive as much as you want and not incur added charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Northport adventure, check a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and make sure there is no dents or scratches. 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Northport rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Northport has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Northport.