Car rentals in Suffolk: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Suffolk whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Suffolk. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Suffolk. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Suffolk?
We always try to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Suffolk.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Suffolk?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Suffolk?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Suffolk. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Virginia back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Suffolk?
Typically, to rent a car in Suffolk you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to determine what the exact rate is before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Suffolk?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Suffolk.
What is the fuel policy for Suffolk rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find 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 the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing it back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you bring your car back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Suffolk and maybe even the rest of Virginia offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over the car and be 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Suffolk rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Suffolk has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Suffolk.