Car rentals in Amherst: All you need to know
An Amherst 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 Nebraska has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Amherst. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Amherst?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Amherst?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Amherst?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Amherst. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Amherst?
Generally, to rent a car in Amherst you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Amherst?
When driving around Amherst 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 might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Amherst.
What is the fuel policy for Amherst rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for 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 collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Amherst. You can drive wherever you like without incurring added charges. Make sure to read your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Amherst adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Amherst rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Amherst has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Amherst.