Car rentals in Pine Plains: All you need to know
A Pine Plains 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 find out what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Pine Plains. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Pine Plains?
We always try to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Pine Plains?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read 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 Pine Plains?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Pine Plains. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the New York back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Pine Plains?
Generally, to rent a car in Pine Plains you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out what the exact rate will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Pine Plains?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
Are there 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 find an open gas station close to 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 vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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 quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers 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 leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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 operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Pine Plains car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Pine Plains has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Pine Plains.