We know you’re eager to test out your new wheels. How about taking a day trip out to Kewanee? Just 31 miles away, roll down the windows and enjoy the wind in your hair on the way there. Wanee Theatre, Ryan’s Round Red Barn and Windmont Park alone justify the drive. The locals will also probably point you in the direction of Dixon, 31 miles away. If you can only see one thing here, let it be Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home. (But we’d also highly recommend John Deere Historic Site and Dixon Historic Center.)
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Use our clever filter feature to steer you toward the cheapest car rental rates in town — then compare the prices
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If your pickup and drop-off dates are not set in stone, see if you can get a better price by switching up the days of the week in your search
Pickup and drop-off times typically need to be the same or very similar (e.g, both 10 a.m.) or you might be asked to pay for an entire extra day
Sometimes rental companies offer big incentives to pay immediately, so keep your eyes open for these penny-pinching deals
And finally, secure your wheels as soon as possible to grab yourself a truckload of savings!
With your own set of wheels, Erie is yours to discover. People travel to this charming city for a wealth of reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have the ideal car for each of them. The biggest priority for families is space. Depending on the number of family members, that could mean anything from a full-size vehicle to a 12-passenger van. Those traveling on a budget enjoy the fuel-efficiency and affordability of our smaller cars, such as a mini or an economy. If you’re in the mood to make an impression in Erie, you could even peruse our special category for a ride that’ll make any car buff giddy with excitement.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s an impressive variety of luxurious rental vehicles available in Erie. What you end up going for depends on how much you’re willing to spend and what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not pick up a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a stylish medium-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you just need something to get from A to B as economically as possible, you’re better off choosing an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
Before you take to the road in Erie, get your head around the local traffic regulations. From rules about turning at red lights to cell phone restrictions, here’s what you’ll want to know:
You’ll have to keep right while driving in Erie. Also, exercise some extra caution if it’s your first time on the road here. Once you’re used to how the locals drive, you can relax and enjoy the scenery!
For the most part, finding a parking spot in Erie is a simple task. If you’re heading to one of the busier sights in town, it would be wise to look at parking options before you leave.
As the population of Erie is around 1,550, you probably won’t have much trouble with traffic. However, city center streets generally get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Yes, there are. In Erie, speed limits range from 10mph to 70mph. Most built-up areas have a maximum speed limit of 35mph unless stated otherwise.
Generally, your chosen rental company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to local law enforcement agencies so they can issue a fine straight to you.
It is illegal to use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel in Erie, and you may also be charged a fine for just holding a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as you stay focused on the road.
In Erie, it’s an offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than 0.08%. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks over dinner, leave your rental car behind.
Yes. But before you turn, you must bring the vehicle to a total stop and only proceed if there’s no oncoming traffic.
In short, yes. Although, there may be exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.