Car rentals in Akron: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Akron whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Akron. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Akron. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Akron?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Akron has to offer. You can also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the actual cost before you book
- Don't get more car than you need. Usually, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Akron?
CarRentals.com has around a half-dozen rental companies to decide from in Akron. You'll find some of the best companies, like Enterprise. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Akron?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ohio metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Akron?
Usually, to rent a car in Akron you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Akron?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a vehicle. With that said, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Akron. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can easily add 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 need to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. 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'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Akron and maybe even the rest of Ohio offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Akron. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the lot on your Akron adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Check 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Akron rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.