Car rentals in Erie: All you need to know
An Erie 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 see what the rest of North Dakota has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Erie. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Erie?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Erie has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Erie rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Erie?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Erie?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Erie. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving in large cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Erie?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Erie is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read 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 Erie?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Erie.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before 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 as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We encourage a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with the needle at "F". If you return your 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 gas prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Erie?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car 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
- 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Erie 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.