Car rentals in Van: All you need to know
A Van car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of West Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Van. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Van?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Van rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Van?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Van?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this West Virginia town means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Van?
Generally, to rent a car in Van you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to find what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Van?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||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 don't have to refill the gas 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Van?
If you plan to explore all that Van and maybe even the rest of West Virginia offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Van vacation, be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and make sure there is no dents or scratches. 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 Van 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 car rental that can align with your requirements and not break the bank.