Differences in Queens Car Rental Companies
Not all Queens car rental companies are created equal. When renting a car in Queens, you need to compare apples to apples rather than apples to oranges. What one car rental company considers a compact may actually be a mid-size vehicle at another company. As an example, at Allcar Rent-A-Car (conveniently located here in Queens at 96-18C 63rd Drive, Rego Park) the smallest car that you can rent is the size of the Toyota Corolla. However, there are other national Queens car rental companies that consider the Toyota Corolla the third smallest car. In other words, when you reserve the smallest rental car for your trip from Allcar Rent-A-Car in Queens, you will rent a car the size of a Corolla. At other car rental companies, you will need to pay for two upgrades to your car to get the same Toyota Corolla.
While all rental car companies in Queens use similar car size classifications for the cars they offer the public for rental, the car you rent will not actually be the same at each company. Allcar Rent-A-Car, tries to keep the process as simple as possible by using only the car rental sizes of compact, mid-size, and full-size. Other Queens car rental companies use sub-compact, intermediate, and others classifications in addition to the size classifications used by Allcar Rent-A-Car.
Car Rental Equipment
Even if you rent the same size car, or even the same car model, all Queens rental car vehicles are not the same. At Allcar Rent-A-Car, nearly every rental vehicle has power windows, power door locks, and a CD player. At other Queens car rental companies, some of their rental vehicles, especially the smaller size vehicles, are not equipped with power windows, power door locks, and CD players.
When comparing car rental rates here in Queens, it is important that you ask what model the car rental company will be renting you for the price quoted. It is also important to ask what equipment the rental car you receive will have. These items will help you better compare rates among the different car rental companies located in Queens.
Transportation To and From
Allcar Rent-A-Car will also pick up customers and bring them to the Queens rental office to rent the car and then return the customer back home. That alone can save the Queens car rental customer the hassle and expense of getting to and from the Queens rental car office. If you need to rent a car, you probably don't have a car, and hence would need to rent a taxi or find some other means of transportation. Not all rental car companies in Queens offer transportation to and from their location, making this another difference between various Queens companies that you need to examine.
In addition, you'll want to keep in mind that some rental car companies push the sale of coverage. The coverage offered varies between companies. While the coverage can be a useful benefit, at times such coverage is unnecessary. Allcar Rent-A-Car suggests that the rental car customer checks with their insurance broker prior to renting a car to determine if any additional coverage is needed, and what type of coverage they need if they do need additional coverage. The coverage types available are LDW for physical damage to the rental car, PAI for any injuries, and SLI for third party liability.
While the thought and concept of renting a car sounds simple, and at Allcar Rent-A-Car, it is, there are questions that should be asked about the size of the car, the equipment, and the price before renting a car.
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