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Car rentals in South Salem: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around South Salem whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in South Salem. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in South Salem. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I find a bargain car rental in South Salem?

You're on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. Make sure to:

  • Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
  • Don't get more car than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the car, the lower the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your South Salem rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in South Salem?

From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to South Salem?

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 bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVGroups or Families looking for adventure in the New York back-countryFord Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar
Full SizeFamilies with luggage and a need for spaceHyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable rideToyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in South Salem?

Typically, to rent a car in South Salem you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact fee is before you book your car.

Does South Salem require rental car insurance?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering bigger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to South Salem.

Are there 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 find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees 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. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the carThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you wish to explore all that South Salem and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over South Salem. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot on your South Salem adventure. You should:

  • Check out your vehicle and be certain there is no 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
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your South Salem car rental today

You know you can count on a perfect vehicle that will leave you with cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect South Salem rental car. See you on the road.