Car rentals in Springfield: All you need to know
A Springfield car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Virginia has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Springfield. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Springfield?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Springfield you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the total cost before you book
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Typically, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Springfield.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Springfield?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Springfield?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Virginia city means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Virginia back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with bags and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Springfield?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Springfield is 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 read the rental agreement to find what the total is before you book your rental.
Does Springfield require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Springfield and maybe even the rest of Virginia offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Springfield. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and make sure 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 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 Springfield rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.