Car rentals in Hershey: All you need to know
A Hershey car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Hershey. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Hershey?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Hershey?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hershey?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Hershey. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Hershey in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family getaways where you need additional room||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Hershey?
Normally, to rent a car in Hershey you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Does Hershey require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Hershey rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up 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 have to find for a gas station before you drop-off 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 the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hershey?
If you want to check out all that Hershey and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Hershey adventure. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Hershey car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.