Car rentals in Dauphin: All you need to know
A Dauphin car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Dauphin. Read on to see 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 Dauphin?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Dauphin. You can also:
- 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 get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Dauphin?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Dauphin?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Pennsylvania back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Dauphin?
Normally, to rent a car in Dauphin you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Dauphin?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering bigger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Dauphin.
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 need to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 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 fees 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. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||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 may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when 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 collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers opt for 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 Dauphin?
If you plan to check out all that Dauphin and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Dauphin. Go over the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot on your Dauphin adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Dauphin 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your requirements and not break your wallet.