Car rentals in Paterson: All you need to know
A Paterson car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of New Jersey has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Paterson. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Paterson?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Paterson rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Paterson?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Paterson?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New Jersey town means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Paterson||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan||Family getaways where you need the extra room||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Paterson?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Paterson 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 rental agreement to figure out any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Paterson?
When cruising through Paterson or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Paterson.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the 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?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Paterson rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand vehicle that will leave you with extra cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Paterson rental car when you book with us. We'll see you out here.