Car rentals in Plainview: All you need to know
A Plainview car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Plainview. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Plainview?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Plainview has to offer. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Plainview?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Plainview?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Plainview. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to go all out on your vacation to Plainview||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Plainview?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Plainview is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Does Plainview require rental car insurance?
When driving in Plainview or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental agency. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a 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 pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more 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 pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Plainview?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Plainview. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Plainview trip, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Plainview 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your needs and not break your wallet.