Car rentals in Erie: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Erie whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Erie. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Erie. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Erie?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Erie?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Erie?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Erie. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you need the best||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for navigating and parking around busy cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Erie?
Normally, to rent a car in Erie you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Erie require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Erie. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Erie rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any 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 get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You should get your car topped off. If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Erie trip, go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Erie rental car today
You know you can depend on a wonderful ride that will result in more extra money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Erie rental car when you book with us. We'll see you out here.