Car rentals in Allentown: All you need to know
An Allentown car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Allentown. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Allentown?
You are well on your way to getting the best price on your car rental with us. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Allentown you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Allentown.
What rental companies have outlets in Allentown?
CarRentals.com has around 10 rental suppliers to choose from in Allentown. You'll find some of the best suppliers, like Budget. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Allentown?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Allentown. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Allentown||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Allentown?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Allentown is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Allentown?
When driving around Allentown or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Allentown.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to 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 vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges 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 an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before 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 as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Allentown?
If you wish to check out all that Allentown and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Allentown car rental today
Know that you can count on a grand vehicle that will leave you with extra money to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Allentown car rental when you book with us. We'll see you around town.