Car rentals in Port Chester: All you need to know
A Port Chester car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Port Chester. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Port Chester?
You are well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Port Chester?
In Port Chester, there are 3 rental companies to pick from, like Enterprise. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Port Chester?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Port Chester. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Port Chester||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Port Chester?
Usually, to rent a car in Port Chester you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to figure out what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Port Chester?
When cruising through Port Chester or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Port Chester.
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 need to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need 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 pay for the fuel you use. 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 may not have a full tank when you collect 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 fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you choose 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?
If you want to see all that Port Chester and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Port Chester trip, make sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Port Chester car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Port Chester has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Port Chester.