Car rentals in Valley Cottage: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Valley Cottage whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Valley Cottage. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Valley Cottage. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Valley Cottage?
You are well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through us. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Valley Cottage you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Valley Cottage rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Valley Cottage?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Valley Cottage?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Valley Cottage. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, 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 Valley Cottage?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Valley Cottage is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to discover what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Valley Cottage?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Valley Cottage.
What is the fuel policy for Valley Cottage rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much gas as you need 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 fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill 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. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 the vehicle, and you won't have 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 need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Valley Cottage.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Valley Cottage?
If you plan to explore all that Valley Cottage and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Valley Cottage trip, check a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Valley Cottage rental car today
You know you can depend on a great vehicle that will leave you with cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Valley Cottage rental car. We'll see you out here.