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Brooklyn car hire

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Brooklyn, NY, United States
29 Oct — 5 Nov
Same drop-off
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Fri 29/10
Noon
Fri 5/11
Noon
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Brooklyn car hire information

Pick-up locationBrooklyn
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations42
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget, National, Hertz

Cheap car hire in Brooklyn

Economy£132/day
Compact£77/day
Intermediate£120/day
Standard£97/day
Full-size£153/day
People carrier£220/day
Full-size SUV£94/day
Premium£88/day
Luxury£101/day
Intermediate SUV£153/day
Standard SUV£172/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Brooklyn car hire reviews and directory

From £40/dayRated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
7.2 Good (100 reviews)
2 locations in Brooklyn
Avis
Locations in Brooklyn
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible8 Sep 2021
Our rental car stopped working, and instead of helping, Avis did everything possible to make the situation worse. They basically left us stranded waiting for endless hours until a tow truck came to us. I will never be renting from this place ever again. It was a total nightmare.
1.9 Horrible31 Aug 2021
We got a brand new minivan for our rental but the AC was broken. Our kids were so hot that they got sick. We then were able to exchange for another minivan. A month later, the car notified us that there was an issue with tire pressure. We had to drive half an hour to an airport to swap out yet another car. Now that we are back, we are overcharged by about $8,000. So I have to call Avis to sort this out.
1.9 Horrible28 Aug 2021
There was no car abailable for me at Avis. So, I cancelled the trip. I repeat, I reveived no car at all.
1.9 Horrible23 Aug 2021
the car literally broke down
1.9 Horrible15 Jul 2021
NO ONE WAS AT THE LOCATION TO GIVE ME MY RENTAL CAR. I CALLED AND NO ONE ANSWERD OR HELPED ME. NO EMPLOYEE WAS ANYWHERE IN SIGHT. DOOR LOCKED AND NO NOTE ON THE DOOR. I WAITED 20 MIN. AND CALLED AND CALLED. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE SERVICE. I WILL POST THIS ON YELP AND NEVER USE AVIS.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2021
They closed early without notice, and return process was horrible. Customer service terrible, had no consideration whatsoever to their own rules or the customer’s time and money.
4.0 Okay9 Apr 2021
The car smelled strongly of cigarette smoke. I was in a hurry, and the attendant walked away after giving me the keys, so I didn't have time to find someone to see if I could exchange the car. However, the smell was so strong we had to drive with the windows down the entire 4 hour trip.
10.0 Excellent28 Mar 2021
Jeremy was fantastic. He retrieved my car and helped orient me to it. Very friendly and professional.
6.8 Good2 Nov 2020
customer rep was very politethey had to give me a malfunctioning car
4.0 Okay15 Oct 2020
The attendant who showed people to their cars was not very friendly.A positive and friendly attitude from the parking lot attendant would have been nice.
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From £35/dayRated no. 2
Budget
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6.5 Good (102 reviews)
1 location in Brooklyn
Budget
Locations in Brooklyn
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.4
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct 2021
Was able to make a reservation Budget couldn't accept; they couldn't help me at the counter because I booked through a third party. Third party recommended cancelling as there was no cancellation fee and rebooking - I was still charged a fee.
10.0 Excellent12 Oct 2021
I rented from this location a few times. Highly recommend.
1.9 Horrible12 Oct 2021
You can make sure that your vehicles don’t smell like rancid marijuana. I myself used an entire can of Febreeze and Glade fragrance in order to somewhat neutralize the odor over the span of three days. Completely unnecessary and irresponsible.
1.9 Horrible4 Oct 2021
Poor and disperspectfull client service and some tricks with parking tickets to chargee extra money.
7.9 Good11 Sep 2021
upon returning the car, after being checked by receiving agent, I had to line to get my final papers, and the wait was way too much, just for returning
7.9 Good7 Sep 2021
Experience was good all around. Clean, safe car. Polite and helpful agents.
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2021
They charged me the wrong price (over $600 more). They told me they'd fix this but still have not. The display was broken (kept restarting), including the backup camera, which is a safety issue. And then the battery died. They couldn't get a towing truck there for 4 hours. And refused to book me a Lyft to the airport. I had to pay out of pocket, and we'll see if they refund me that price, or if I have to do it through my credit card company. Literally went wrong every step of the way, and they handled it terribly every step of the way.Everything
4.0 Okay2 Apr 2021
Eventually I got a car. It ran fine.Counter staff tried to up-sell me on everything. Initially, he told me that there were no cars like what I reserved. (I reserved a compact) tried to get me to take a pickup truck or sports car for significantly more money. told me that the extra insurance I purchased wasn't worth anything and that I should buy their extra insurance on top of that. He finally "found" a car (larger than the one I wanted) and told me the wrong floor of the garage to go and get it. This all added 20-30 minutes to the pickup process. Inspecting the car was difficult because the garage was too dark to see anything. After leaving, I noticed a dent on the roof, dirty seats, and a slight smell like someone had been smoking in the car but then it was covered up with an air freshener. Also, their tolls policy is written strangely, possibly to convince you to opt into their overpriced unlimited tolls service.
10.0 Excellent5 Feb 2021
Staff very helpful.Not many people working, so line moved slowly. But it's a pandemic. That was probably just a safety precaution, which is appreciated.
10.0 Excellent31 Jan 2021
Staff was friendly and helpfulCar windshield whipper fluid wouldn’t work and I was driving on salted roads.
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From £51/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
6.2 Good (233 reviews)
6 locations in Brooklyn
Hertz
Locations in Brooklyn
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.1
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay5 Oct 2021
Even though I made the reservation months prior, Hertz had no cars when I arrived. There was a group of us waiting on the sidewalk for almost an hour waiting for cars to appear. What was the point of making a reservation?
1.9 Horrible21 Sep 2021
The pickup and drop-off process was incredibly stressful, as the staff was slow and not very helpful or direct in their instructions. When I went to drop off the car, the staff had put a cone in front of the entrance and signaled that I needed to park on the other side of the street, causing me to go 40’ out of my way in gridlock traffic.
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2021
Despite having what seemed like not enough offices workers for the amount of rentals they had to process, the staff was pleasant, hard working, and efficient. The Parking Garage that the Hertz was located in was conveniently located and easy to find with the signs that they had out. I will say that with the amount of cars that were in the parking garage that were not a part of the rental area created some significant traffic moving cars around to give to customers, and for me as a driver getting in and out of the garage. That being said, this will probably become my new rental location due to this experience
10.0 Excellent14 Sep 2021
The individual who helped us pick up the car in Brooklyn (Dean St.) couldn't have been nicer. He provided a great experience even though they were quite busy. I would definitely use them again.
1.9 Horrible9 Sep 2021
I showed up at my rental time, then waited in line for 45 minutes, only to be told (completely unapologetically) that they can’t honor my reservation as they’ve run out of cars. This, on a holiday weekend, when I was due to pick up my parents at the airport in an hour and had no time to find a back-up plan. The place is so poorly run and the manager has no business being in her position. She’s disorganized and unprofessional, and tried to blame the issue on the fact that I booked on kayak! Worst rental experience of my entire life, and in talking to people since, I learned this is a regular occurrence there. No one should rent from this Hertz, ever. There’s a 50/50 chance you’ll find yourself stranded.
1.9 Horrible5 Sep 2021
They did not have the car size I rented (no one notified me before I arrived). The car was old, there was no new safety technology in the car. The tire pressure was off 20lbs (extremely dangerous). The easy pass didn’t work, and the weekend hours are a nightmare. Terrible location.
10.0 Excellent1 Sep 2021
Amazing staff. Helped us to save money on returning time. Easy pick up and drop off!
7.9 Good30 Aug 2021
outside of car had paint spots on it. found cig butt on floor by drivers side front wind shield . other wise i enjoyed the ride
7.9 Good18 Aug 2021
The vehicle size I had pre-paid was not available when I arrived; I was offered a larger vehicle which was too big, or a smaller compact SUV or a regular vehicle. I was able to manage with the compact SUV (Kia Soul which is one I had previously tried to rent unsuccesfully for another occasion) but it was a very tight fit for the trip planned. Hertz (or any rental company) should make it known in advance to customers when a specific vehicle size is no longer available. Because it was pre-paid, I was unable to get a reduction on the payment. I was accomodated with Gas, but it was not really an equal compensation. Again, I liked the customer service reps who tried to help, and the SUV despite being almost too small, was fun.
1.9 Horrible17 Aug 2021
Car wasn’t actually available. I couldn’t go out of town this weekend.
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Rated no. 4
National
8.7 Excellent (36 reviews)
1 location in Brooklyn
National
Locations in Brooklyn
  • 8.9
  • 9.1
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Dec 2020
The price
10.0 Excellent2 Sep 2020
All good
8.0 Excellent31 Aug 2020
The car was great and super clean. The gentleman who helped check us in was really friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, when we checked in he was the only person working and thus there was quite a long wait for us to check in but as soon as he got to us he was really efficient.We called to extend the car by a few hours and when we went to return the shop was closed with no drop box or instructions of what do to. I was able to get in touch with someone who was very helpful and told me to return in the morning. When I returned the following morning there was a massive line of cars to the point that we were all pulled up in the street, blocking traffic. A helpful passerby helped to direct traffic to clear the obstruction from the road, as no one from either rental agency was addressing it. Eventually and gentleman came out and told me to simply leave the car and they would deal with it. I did so, but there was no formal hand off or drop-off process.
8.8 Excellent16 Aug 2020
Staff was friendly. Drop-off was very easy!There was a long wait for pickup. I was not clear about the EZ-Pass, and still unsure how to pay the tolls.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2020
Very easy check out and check in
7.6 Good18 Jul 2020
The staff was very nice and got me a car that was clean and comfortable. They explained what was included and what was additional with patience and clarity. They were also very friendly.The car's oil change indicator was triggered when I picked up the car. The car's tank was also only filled halfway upon pickup. I expected the tank to be full when I picked up the car, so that was very disappointing.
9.2 Excellent14 Jul 2020
The staff in BK was incredible, the car was excellent (and larger than what I thought I paid for, which was really helpful)When I arrived there was an issue with the scanner; my name didn't pop up when I returned the car, and as a result I had to wait around while they figured it out, but no one ever explained the issue to me.
6.8 Good16 Jun 2020
The reservation said we didnt need the credit card present, but when we arrived they said we needed it. Ended up spending hours trying to find an alternate solution and we were extremely late arriving at our destination. This is not a complaint against the workers, just against the confusing policy.Let us reserve with debit cards or photos of the credit card, especially if you’re gonna say we dont need the card present
8.4 Excellent7 Jun 2020
Front desk was friendly.I found the previous renter's paperwork in the front with a random receipt. It makes me wonder how well they sanitized the front car if they left those items. Just in case, I wiped it down myself for my own comfort.
9.2 Excellent4 Jun 2020
Staff was great.I could have used a delivery service.
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Rated no. 5
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (89 reviews)
12 locations in Brooklyn
Enterprise
Locations in Brooklyn
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible6 Oct 2021
Kayak and enterprise took my money and my reservation and there was no car when I drove 1/2 hour to get it. I’ll never use kayak or enterprise again. You wasted 160.00 of my money in cab fare. I never got a car.
5.9 Okay29 Aug 2021
If they had the car I reserve d otherwise ok
1.9 Horrible11 Aug 2021
They not professional
10.0 Excellent4 Aug 2021
Great customer service when I went to pick up my rental car. Easy to use internet interface - this is the only way I book my rental vehicles👍
10.0 Excellent6 Nov 2020
Staff was really friendly and helpful
8.0 Excellent30 Sep 2020
Location was easy to get to in Brooklyn and the weekly rates were very affordable.The type of car I reserved was unavailable and I had to wait for a different (and larger car) to be ready. It would be nice if they had more inventory of smaller vehicles.
9.2 Excellent29 Aug 2020
The car could have been cleaner. :/
10.0 Excellent18 Jun 2020
The staff was fast, efficient and very friendly. The entire pickup took 5 minutes and drop off took 3 minutes. They were great.It would have been nice if there was an after hours drop off possibility since the site closes at 5pm but I understand that’s difficult at this time. In the end we made it back 5 minutes before 5pm, thankfully.
10.0 Excellent17 Jun 2020
Great staff and manager. Quick pick up and drop off procedure.
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2020
Staff were very friendly at both locations, and efficient.I had a Chevy Equinox, drove it entirely normally (no speeding), but an hour into my journey I received a message that said 'engine power reduced' with no explanation. That's a car manufacturer issue, not Enterprise's, but it only had 3,000 miles on it, so it was alarming.
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From £41/dayRated no. 6
Thrifty
6 Good (46 reviews)
1 location in Brooklyn
Thrifty
Locations in Brooklyn
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible12 Aug 2021
unable to extend reservation - 800 number cannot find when i provide key tag info - no email of contract was sent to me
1.9 Horrible26 Jul 2021
The williamsburg location closes at 5pm and does not offer after hours drop off. When I booked the car on kayak, it said I could drop off in the evening (9pm) which was not the case and I ended up having to drop it off at LaGuardia airport. Had I known I’d have to go to the airport, I would’ve booked a different location or company. I picked up the car at 8am on Friday, and Thrifty williamsburg didn’t open until 9am on Saturday. I asked if I could arrive at thrifty first thing at 9am for the return, and she said no it would be a whole additional day charge as that would be 25 hour rental. Going to LaGuardia to return the car was inconvenient and unnecessary
7.9 Good23 Jul 2021
Good service but price is high
1.9 Horrible13 Jul 2021
No where does the paper work say the car needs dropping off at the airport NOT where we rented it in Brooklyn. No one at the counter mentioned it. NIGHTMARE!!!!!
10.0 Excellent8 Jul 2021
Quick & easy. Clean car. Full tank.Price. It was pretty expensive (but I had no choice).
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul 2021
Awful customer service. Attendant rudely hung up on me.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jul 2021
The location had no cars. I had made my reservation almost a month earlier. They gave me no other options (ie, didn’t offer to check with other thrifty locations, etc.) So it was July 4 weekend and I was told, sorry and good luck.Everything!
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2021
NothingEverything can be better....
10.0 Excellent15 Mar 2021
This was my third time renting from this location, and I always have an excellent experience - the staff is nice, there's never a wait, and the cars are clean and in great condition.
10.0 Excellent9 Mar 2021
Helpful staffNothing
Rated no. 7
Silvercar
8.3 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Brooklyn
Silvercar
Locations in Brooklyn
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent15 Apr 2017
This was a beautiful car, the customer service was great and everything was accommodating. My only complaint was that the price is high. I suppose it is competitive but it is a lot of money. If they lowered the price, I would be more likely to rent frequently.
Rated no. 8
Ace
6.8 Good (9 reviews)
3 locations in Brooklyn
Ace
Locations in Brooklyn
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
7.9 Good31 Aug 2021
Wanted small got economy
5.9 Okay4 Aug 2021
Only had a half tank at pick up. Alignment and steering was off on vehicle. Drop off was difficult to get to by GPS. Shuttle was not direct to terminal and they did not inform me of this at customer service desk.
7.9 Good30 Jul 2021
It was a good experience. Nice area, quick service and clean vehicle.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2021
The rental process was and easy. Staff was very friendly and useful. Location amazing and easy to find. Would definitely rent from them again.
1.9 Horrible8 Jul 2021
Super long line. Contract agreed to after long wait and long explaination was not what was billed. It was a bait and switch on some line items. Overcharged by $100.
6.0 Good1 Jun 2021
I like that they fixed the problem when i arrived to the closed location with no vehicle. I Drivo representative found me a car at JFK location but it was a big set back for my road trip. Overall i was thankful to still get a car last min for my family trip and i still got the same rate which was good.Being advise before hand it would have save me a lot of time and less run around if i new the coney island location was closed. But all in all it worked out.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jan 2021
NothingI had a sketchy feeling about booking this through Kayak (it was way cheaper than other providers in the same area) so I called ACE Rent a Car directly and they told me that this location is completely out of business... thank God I called before I showed up there. I don't think I would ever book a car rental through a service like Kayak again if they aren't aware of what locations are out of business ... I ended up booking directly with a different rental company so I didn't have to worry
All Car
7 locations in Brooklyn
All Car
Locations in Brooklyn
Recent reviews
EZ Rental
4 locations in Brooklyn
EZ Rental
Locations in Brooklyn
Recent reviews
Empire Rent A Car
1 location in Brooklyn
Empire Rent A Car
Locations in Brooklyn
Recent reviews
NU Car
1 location in Brooklyn
NU Car
Locations in Brooklyn
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Brooklyn
Sunnycars
Locations in Brooklyn
Recent reviews
621 travellers who hired a car in Brooklyn gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car hire locations in or near Brooklyn

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£53/day

Good deal

£40/day

When to book a car hire in Brooklyn

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Brooklyn

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Brooklyn car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Brooklyn.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Brooklyn car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Brooklyn

  • Looking to pick up a hire car for your time in Brooklyn? If you are landing at JFK International Airport, the hire car counters are on the Arrivals level in each terminal. At LaGuardia Airport, shuttles are available in front of Terminal A to take passengers to the hire car center. As for Newark Airport, travelers will find hire car counters at Stations P2 and P3 on the AirTrain.
  • Nothing screams New York like rush hour. And while Brooklyn may not experience as severe of traffic as Manhattan, it still retains a spot on the list of worst rush hours. In general, morning rush hour goes from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., while the evening rush hour picks up around 4:00 p.m. and lasts till 7:00 p.m. Drivers should note that the roads neighboring the Brooklyn Bridge are, in particular, some of the worst areas affected by rush hour traffic.
  • Brooklyn is one of the most populated areas in New York and it is especially popular for younger demographics. As a consequence of this, biking is a very prominent mode of transportation in the borough. Drivers should make sure that they keep their eyes open for any bikers on the road, particularly when parking and opening their doors.
  • Love to visit obscure and off-the-beaten-path spots and locales? The best way to get to spots like that in Brooklyn is undoubtedly with a car. For instance, Red Hook, Canarsie Park, and Manhattan Beach are just some of the areas in Brooklyn that are easily reached by car but can be a laborious process to get to otherwise.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Brooklyn for £40 or less
  • Book your car hire in Brooklyn at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Brooklyn are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Brooklyn

  • Some car hire companies in Brooklyn which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Avis and Dollar

  • On average a hire car in Brooklyn costs £53 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (£55/day), Budget (£87/day) and Hertz (£96/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis 325 Kent Avenue 11249 (3 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Brooklyn are Enterprise (8.3, 114 reviews), Avis (7.2, 101 reviews), and Budget (6.7, 106 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Brooklyn is £2.63 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £32 and £42, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Brooklyn.

  • Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, Advance Car And Truck Rental, Sixt and National.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Newark airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Advance Car And Truck Rental, Alamo, Enterprise and Sixt.

  • Car hire companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Advance Car And Truck Rental and Sixt.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from John F Kennedy Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, National and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newark airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from LaGuardia airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, National and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Brooklyn costs £46 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Brooklyn costs £49 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Brooklyn costs £45 per day, on average.

  • In Brooklyn, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz 240 Airport Rd St 104 (30 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Brooklyn costs £374 per week (£53 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Brooklyn costs £1,603 per month (£53 per day).

  • Compact cars are the best choice for most vacationers visiting Brooklyn, particularly if you plan on exploring the roads yourself. One-way streets and narrow alleys are typical in Brooklyn and are difficult to navigate in a large vehicle. Streetside parking is also very difficult to find in the most popular parts of Brooklyn, so it pays to have a smaller vehicle that can fit in any spot available.

  • For the most part, the speed limit in Brooklyn is 25 mph, as that is the baseline speed limit in all of NYC unless signage says otherwise. However, drivers will see the occasional speed limits of 35, 45, and 50 mph depending on the size of the road. In the densest areas, the speed limit will occasionally be 20 mph.

  • Drivers can expect to pay around $2.60 per gallon of petrol in Brooklyn. This is a fairly moderate price and is neither as cheap as Texas, where drivers will see an average price of $2 per gallon in cities like Houston and San Antonio, nor as expensive as San Diego, where prices are around $3.20 per gallon.

  • Parking in Brooklyn, while not as expensive as it is in neighboring Manhattan, can cost a pretty penny and at times can be difficult to find. In general, it pays to stick to garage parking, as that is the most readily available option in Brooklyn. Streetside parallel parking is also available, but at variable rates, and it is largely dependent on the popularity of the immediate area. On a positive note, though, streetside parking is almost always free for everybody unless specific signage says otherwise or meters are present.