Car rentals in Orleans: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Orleans whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Orleans. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Orleans. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Orleans?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Orleans has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Orleans.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Orleans?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Orleans?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nebraska city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Orleans together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Orleans?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Orleans 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 read over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact rate is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Orleans?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, like not covering bigger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Orleans.
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 have to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide 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 drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel 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 won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Orleans?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Orleans. You can drive wherever you like and not incur extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to discover if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Orleans trip, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 Orleans rental car 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.