Car rentals in Prospect: All you need to know
A Prospect 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 Virginia has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Prospect. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Prospect?
You're well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental by booking through us. But, you can do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Don't rent more car than you need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Prospect rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Prospect?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Prospect?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Prospect. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over the chart below. We've 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 Virginia back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Prospect?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Prospect is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Prospect?
When driving in Prospect or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car 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? Simply 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider 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 usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before 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 do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Prospect?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Prospect. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Prospect adventure. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Prospect car rental today
You know you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your Prospect rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Prospect rental car. See you out here.