Car rentals in Syracuse: All you need to know
A Syracuse 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 see what the rest of Kansas has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Syracuse. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Syracuse?
We always try to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. You can:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Decide the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Syracuse?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Syracuse?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Syracuse. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Syracuse?
Normally, to rent a car in Syracuse you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to figure out what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Syracuse?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering larger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Syracuse.
What is the difference between all the 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 an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You 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 need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier 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 usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Syracuse and maybe even the rest of Kansas offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Syracuse. Review the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Syracuse adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Syracuse rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.