Car rentals in Elmira: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Elmira whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Elmira. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Elmira. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Elmira?
You're on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Elmira rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Elmira?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Elmira?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Elmira. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Elmira?
Generally, to rent a car in Elmira you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Elmira?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need 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 pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas 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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up 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 find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range 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 Elmira?
If you plan to explore all that Elmira and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Elmira vacation, make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Elmira car rental today
You know you can depend on a wonderful set of wheels that will result in more extra money in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Elmira car rental. See you on the road.