Car rentals in Paris La Defense: All you need to know
A Paris La Defense 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 find out what else the rest of the region has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Paris La Defense. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Paris La Defense?
You're well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental by booking through CarRentals.com. However, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Paris La Defense.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Paris La Defense?
In Paris La Defense, CarRentals.com has 3 rental companies to choose from, like Avis. Look 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 Paris La Defense?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Paris La Defense. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Paris La Defense||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Paris La Defense together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Paris La Defense?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Paris La Defense is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read through the supplier's terms to figure out any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Paris La Defense?
When driving around Paris La Defense or the rest of France, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Paris La Defense.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your 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 need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend returning it filled up. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before you bring it back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Paris La Defense?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Paris La Defense. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring added charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Paris La Defense trip, make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Paris La Defense car rental today
When you reserve your Paris La Defense rental car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a wonderful set of wheels that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Paris La Defense rental car. We'll see you out here.