Renting a car is easy and convenient in New York City where many people choose not to own a car. The rates for car rental vary from company to company as they offer specials periodically and also special rates for their preferred customers.Some of the main rental companies that are located in New York City include:
Dollar Rent A Car ( http://www.dollar.com) call for reservations at 1-800-800-3665
Enterprise Rent A Car ( http://www.enterprise.com) call for reservations at 1-800-261-7331
Budget ( http://www.budget.com) call for reservations at 1-800-527-0700
Hertz (http://www.hertz.com) call for reservations at 1-800-654-3131
National Car Rental (http://www.nationalcar.com ) call for reservations at 1 877 222 9058
Avis (http://www.avis.com) call for reservations at 1-800-230-4898
Shared Car Agencies
Apart from these main car rental agencies New York City is also served by shared car agencies like ZipCar and Mint Car. These agencies do not operate out of single location rather they use the many parking garages located all over New York City to house their cars. Both ZipCar and Mint Car offer hourly plans, in fact the tag line of ZipCar reads “Wheels when you want them” for the convenience that its plans offer. Moreover when you rent a car from ZipCar and Mint Car gas, insurance and the EZ-Pass electronic toll card are all included in your rental unlike normal car rentals when you have to top up tanks before returning the car and also buy separate insurance.
Before you can rent a car from either ZipCar or from Mint Car you have to join one of their many schemes as a member.
For more information about ZipCar and Mint Car, visit their websites at:
http://ww.zipcar/nyc/ or call at toll free at 1-866-494-7227
http://www.drivemint.com or call at 212 206 8555.
As a foreign national you can easily rent a car in New York City by either showing your New York State license or your foreign license with your International Driver Permit.