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Car rentals in Alum Creek: All you need to know

An Alum Creek car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of West Virginia has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Alum Creek. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Alum Creek?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Alum Creek. 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 save more and get the car of your choice
  • Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you book
  • Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Alum Creek rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Alum Creek?

From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Alum Creek?

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 an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great viewsFord Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar
Full SizePlanning a big trip with a large group of friends or family membersHyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most mpg on their tripHonda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Alum Creek?

Normally, to rent a car in Alum Creek you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read over the terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you book your car.

Does Alum Creek require rental car insurance?

When driving around Alum Creek or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

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 near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou 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 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. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your carYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the car rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you plan to check out all that Alum Creek and maybe even the rest of West Virginia offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Alum Creek. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your Alum Creek car rental today

Know that you can depend on a wonderful ride that will result in more extra money in the bank when you reserve your Alum Creek rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Alum Creek rental car. See you on the road.