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Car rentals in Summit: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to take you around Summit whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Summit. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Summit. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Summit?

We always strive to get you the best deal. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
  • Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Summit?

From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Summit?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryBusiness travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise SummitMercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar
SUV or MinivanIf you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable rideFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most mpg on their tripHonda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar

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

Normally, to rent a car in Summit you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Summit?

Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Summit. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can easily add it at checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Summit rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas 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 receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We recommend a full to full policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you wish to check out all that Summit and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Summit. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Know before you go

Before you get going on your Summit adventure, make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Summit 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.