Car rentals in Elko: All you need to know
An Elko 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 the rest of Georgia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Elko. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Elko?
You're on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Elko rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Elko?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Elko?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Elko. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Elko||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Elko together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Elko?
Normally, to rent a car in Elko you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact fee is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Elko?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Elko. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can just add it at checkout.
What are the 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 search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 any 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 refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back 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 need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate 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 collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Elko?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Elko. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Elko adventure, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Elko rental car 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 suit your needs and not break your wallet.