Car rentals in Stafford: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Stafford whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Stafford. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Stafford. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Stafford?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Stafford has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Stafford?
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. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Stafford?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Stafford. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Stafford?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Stafford is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you rent your car.
Does Stafford require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay 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 need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Stafford rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.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 pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. 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 might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Stafford.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Stafford?
If you want to see all that Stafford and maybe even the rest of Virginia offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Stafford vacation, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Check out your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Stafford rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.