Car rentals in Nevada: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Nevada whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Nevada. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Nevada. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Nevada?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, you can remember a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Nevada?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Nevada?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Nevada. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Nevada||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their suitcases||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Nevada?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Nevada is 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Nevada?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental 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 near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid 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 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||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 suggest that you 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 Nevada?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Nevada trip, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Nevada rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Nevada has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Nevada.