Car rentals in Alamo: All you need to know
An Alamo car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Nevada has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Alamo. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Alamo?
We always try to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your rental as far in advance 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
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Alamo?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Alamo?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nevada city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Alamo in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Alamo together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Alamo?
Usually, to rent a car in Alamo you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to find what any additional charges is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Alamo require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more 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 don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We suggest a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with the needle at "F". But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the rental car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Alamo and maybe even the rest of Nevada offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Alamo. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Alamo vacation, check a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the 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
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Alamo 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. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.