Car rentals in Grenoble: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Grenoble whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Grenoble. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Grenoble. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Grenoble?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Grenoble has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Grenoble rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Grenoble?
There are around a dozen car rental companies in the Grenoble area. You'll find well-known companies like Avis and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Fox and Budget. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Grenoble?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Grenoble?
Usually, to rent a car in Grenoble you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Grenoble?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, 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 need to add it to your booking for Grenoble. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can simply include 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 find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don'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 need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. If you want to save some money, find a gas station before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Grenoble?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Grenoble. You can drive as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Read over your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot on your Grenoble adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Grenoble rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Grenoble has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Grenoble.