Car rentals in West Hempstead: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around West Hempstead whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the city and park in front of the popular restaurants in West Hempstead. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in West Hempstead. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in West Hempstead?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages West Hempstead has to offer. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be 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 on your West Hempstead rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in West Hempstead?
In West Hempstead, there are a few car rental providers to decide from, like Hertz. Read 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 West Hempstead?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit West Hempstead. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel West Hempstead in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in West Hempstead?
Generally, to rent a car in West Hempstead you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in West Hempstead?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to West Hempstead.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a 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 vehicle. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers 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 West Hempstead?
If you plan to see all that West Hempstead and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your West Hempstead adventure, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no dents 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 properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your West Hempstead rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels West Hempstead has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in West Hempstead.