Car rentals in Central: All you need to know
A Central car rental allows you 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 gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Central. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Central?
We always try to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:
- Compare 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. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Central.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Central?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Central?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alaska city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Central||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Central?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Central is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact rate is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Central?
When cruising through Central or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need 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 cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices 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 receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
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 Central?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Central trip, be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Central rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Central has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Central.