Car rentals in Amherst: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Amherst whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Amherst. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Amherst. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Amherst?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Amherst?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Amherst?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Colorado metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Amherst together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Amherst?
Typically, to rent a car in Amherst you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Amherst?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
Are there 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 search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. 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 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'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Amherst?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Amherst adventure, check out a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Amherst car rental 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 car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.