Car rentals in Arctic Village: All you need to know
An Arctic Village car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Alaska has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Arctic Village. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Arctic Village?
We always try to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide the vehicle 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 Arctic Village rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Arctic Village?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy 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 help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Arctic Village?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Arctic Village. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Arctic Village||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Arctic Village together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Arctic Village?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Arctic Village is 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to find what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Arctic Village?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Arctic Village.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want 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 of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with 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 bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that you opt for 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 Arctic Village?
If you wish to explore all that Arctic Village and maybe even the rest of Alaska offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Arctic Village. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Arctic Village adventure. You should:
- Walk around the vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Arctic Village rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a perfect vehicle that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Arctic Village rental car. See you out here.