Car rentals in Geneva: All you need to know
A Geneva car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Geneva. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Geneva?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, to increase your savings on your trip to Geneva you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you book
- Determine the vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Geneva rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Geneva?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Geneva?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Minnesota city means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to go all out on your visit to Geneva||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfy ride||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Geneva?
Normally, to rent a car in Geneva you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Geneva?
When cruising through Geneva or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Geneva.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. 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 the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more 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 pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before 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 get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Geneva. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring extra charges. Go over your policy to discover if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Geneva adventure, be sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and be sure there is no 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Geneva rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Geneva has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Geneva.