Car rentals in Paramus: All you need to know
A Paramus car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of New Jersey has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Paramus. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Paramus?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. However, you can remember a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Paramus.
What rental companies have agencies in Paramus?
In Paramus, CarRentals.com has a few rental suppliers to choose from, like Thrifty. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Paramus?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Paramus. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Paramus?
Usually, to rent a car in Paramus you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go over the supplier's terms to find what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Paramus require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Paramus or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Paramus.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying 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 of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies 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 a higher price 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 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 have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest 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 Paramus?
If you plan to explore all that Paramus and maybe even the rest of New Jersey offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Paramus. Read the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Paramus car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.