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Car rentals in Sterling: All you need to know

A Sterling car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Alaska has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Sterling. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Sterling?

CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
  • Book your rental as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Sterling.

What rental companies have retailers in Sterling?

From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Sterling?

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

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

Usually, to rent a car in Sterling you must be at least 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 read over the terms to figure out any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Sterling?

When cruising through Sterling or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Sterling.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

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

What fuel policy should I get?

Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing the car back with a full tank of gas. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you want to check out all that Sterling and maybe even the rest of Alaska offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time 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
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Sterling rental car today

When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will result in more money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Sterling car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you on the road.