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Car rentals in Elk Park: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to get around Elk Park whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Elk Park. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Elk Park. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Elk Park?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Elk Park has to offer. You should also:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
  • Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book in advance

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Elk Park rental car.

What rental companies have outlets in Elk Park?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the 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 Elk Park?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Elk Park. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classWhen you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to Elk ParkCadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar
Minivan or SUVSizable groups that need room for all their suitcasesToyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripBMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Elk Park?

Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Elk Park is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.

Does Elk Park require rental car insurance?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Elk Park.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the carYou usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We recommend a full tank policy. You should get your car with a full tank. However, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Elk Park. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur added charges. Go over your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage limitations.

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Elk Park adventure. It's worth the time to:

  • Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. 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 Elk Park car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Elk Park has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Elk Park.