Car rentals in Akron: All you need to know
An Akron car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Alabama has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Akron. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Akron?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Akron. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Akron rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Akron?
From global names like National and Hertz 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 get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Akron?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Akron. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Akron?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Akron is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Akron?
When cruising through Akron or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally 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 find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Akron.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We advise returning it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, find a gas station before bringing the car rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Akron and maybe even the rest of Alabama 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 certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Akron adventure, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Akron rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Akron has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Akron.