Car rentals in Martinsburg: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Martinsburg whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Martinsburg. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Martinsburg. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Martinsburg?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Martinsburg. You can also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you book
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Martinsburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Martinsburg?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Martinsburg. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Martinsburg?
Usually, to rent a car in Martinsburg you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read through the terms to find what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Martinsburg require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Martinsburg or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up 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 go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing the car back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before returning the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Martinsburg?
If you wish to explore all that Martinsburg and maybe even the rest of Missouri offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Martinsburg adventure, make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Martinsburg rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Martinsburg has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Martinsburg.