Car rentals in Harrisburg: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Harrisburg whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Harrisburg. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Harrisburg. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Harrisburg?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Harrisburg. You can also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the true cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Harrisburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Harrisburg?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Harrisburg. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Harrisburg?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Harrisburg is 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 terms to determine what the total is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Harrisburg?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Harrisburg.
What is the fuel policy for Harrisburg rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open 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 vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide 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||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 don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Harrisburg.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Harrisburg?
If you plan to explore all that Harrisburg and maybe even the rest of Ohio offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Harrisburg. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Harrisburg vacation, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 area
Book your Harrisburg rental car today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand car that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Harrisburg rental car. We'll see you around town.