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Car rentals in State College: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around State College whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in State College. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in State College. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How do I get a great deal on a car rental in State College?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in State College. You should also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

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

What rental companies have retailers in State College?

From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in State College?

Generally, the age limit for car rentals in State College is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact charge is before you rent your vehicle.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in State College?

Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for State College. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

Many rental car suppliers offer a range 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?

If you plan to check out all that State College and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you get going on your State College trip, check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Look over the car and make sure there is no dents or scratches. 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
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your State College rental car today

Know that you can depend on a great set of wheels that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect State College rental car. See you around town.

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