Car rentals in Virginia: All you need to know
A Virginia car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Nebraska has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Virginia. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Virginia?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Virginia has to offer. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Virginia?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Virginia?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nebraska city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Virginia in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||Family getaways where you need additional room||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Virginia?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Virginia is 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go through the terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Virginia?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. That said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Virginia. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can easily include it at checkout.
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 search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm 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 collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you opt for 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 Virginia?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Virginia. You can drive wherever you like and not incur added charges. Make sure to read your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Virginia car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Virginia has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Virginia.