Car rentals in Saratoga Springs: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Saratoga Springs whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Saratoga Springs. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Saratoga Springs. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Saratoga Springs?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Saratoga Springs has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Saratoga Springs?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Saratoga Springs?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York town means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Saratoga Springs?
Typically, to rent a car in Saratoga Springs 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 review the rental agreement to discover any additional fees is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Saratoga Springs?
When cruising through Saratoga Springs or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Saratoga Springs rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. 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 pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We encourage bringing the car back filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Saratoga Springs?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Saratoga Springs trip, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Saratoga Springs car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a great set of wheels that will result in more money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Saratoga Springs car rental when you book with us. We'll see you around town.