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Car rentals in Philadelphia: All you need to know

You want a great car to get around Philadelphia whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Philadelphia. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I find a bargain rental car in Philadelphia?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Philadelphia has to offer. You can also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
  • Reserve your car rental as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have retailers in Philadelphia?

From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Philadelphia?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Philadelphia. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Philadelphia?

Typically, to rent a car in Philadelphia you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to discover what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Philadelphia?

When cruising through Philadelphia or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Philadelphia.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Philadelphia trip, check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Philadelphia rental car today

When you book with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand set of wheels that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Philadelphia car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you around town.