Car rentals in Gilbert: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Gilbert whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Gilbert. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Gilbert. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Gilbert?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, you can do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Gilbert.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Gilbert?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Gilbert?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this West Virginia city means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Gilbert?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Gilbert is 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 through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price is before you book your vehicle.
Does Gilbert require rental car insurance?
When driving in Gilbert or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Gilbert.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you like 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 can fill up at any station you want 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. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have 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 have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You should get your vehicle with a full tank, and you should return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Gilbert adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Gilbert 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 car rental that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.