Car rentals in Princeton: All you need to know
A Princeton car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Louisiana has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Princeton. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Princeton?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Princeton rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Princeton?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Princeton?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Princeton. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Princeton?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Princeton 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 read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Does Princeton require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some insurance on your rental; however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|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 need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Princeton?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Princeton. You can drive wherever you want without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Princeton adventure. You should:
- Check out your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Princeton rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Princeton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Princeton.