Car rentals in Alma: All you need to know
An Alma car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of West Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Alma. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Alma?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Alma. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Alma?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Alma?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this West Virginia town means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Alma?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Alma is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to discover what the total is before you book your car.
Does Alma require rental car insurance?
When driving around Alma or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Alma.
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 a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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, 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 service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won'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 as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Alma?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Alma. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur added charges. Read over your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Alma trip, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Alma rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a perfect ride that will result in more money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Alma rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you out here.