Car rentals in Mercedes: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Mercedes whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Mercedes. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Mercedes. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Mercedes?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Mercedes. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Mercedes.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Mercedes?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Mercedes?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Mercedes?
Generally, to rent a car in Mercedes you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Mercedes?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much gas 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 fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your 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?
We suggest a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before bringing the rental car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Mercedes?
If you wish to check out all that Mercedes offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Mercedes car rental 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.