Car rentals in Arizona: All you need to know
An Arizona car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Arizona. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Arizona?
You're on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Arizona rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Arizona?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Arizona?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this town means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Arizona||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, 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 Arizona?
Usually, to rent a car in Arizona you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to determine any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Arizona?
When driving in Arizona or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental agency. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Arizona.
Are there different 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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid 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 any 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 of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search 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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the rental car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Arizona?
If you wish to explore all that Arizona offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Arizona adventure, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and make certain there is no damage 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
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 navigating a new area
Book your Arizona rental car 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 that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.