Car rentals in Eau Claire: All you need to know
An Eau Claire car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Eau Claire. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Eau Claire?
You're well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with us. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make 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 get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Decide the car you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Eau Claire.
What rental companies have outlets in Eau Claire?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Eau Claire?
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 a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Eau Claire?
Typically, to rent a car in Eau Claire 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 terms to figure out any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Eau Claire?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Eau Claire.
What is the fuel policy for Eau Claire 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 an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged 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 fuel 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 refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at 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 refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Eau Claire?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Eau Claire. You can drive as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car 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
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Eau Claire rental car today
You know you can depend on a grand ride that will leave you with extra cash to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Eau Claire car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you on the road.