Car rentals in Elk City: All you need to know
An Elk City 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 Idaho has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Elk City. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Elk City?
We always try to get you the best rate. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Elk City rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Elk City?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Elk City?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Idaho town means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Elk City?
Typically, to rent a car in Elk City you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to find what the exact rate will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Elk City?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering large vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Elk City.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open 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 collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Elk City.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Elk City. You can drive as much as you like without incurring added charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Elk City adventure, go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Elk City car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.