Car rentals in Rochester: All you need to know
A Rochester car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Massachusetts has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Rochester. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Rochester?
You're on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by booking through us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Rochester.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Rochester?
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. 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 Rochester?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Rochester. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Rochester in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rochester?
Typically, to rent a car in Rochester you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go over the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Rochester?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Rochester. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there 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 a gas station near 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. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas 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'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Rochester.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rochester?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Rochester. You can drive as much as you want without incurring additional charges. Review your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot on your Rochester adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. 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
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rochester car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Rochester has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Rochester.