Car rentals in Mercer: All you need to know
A Mercer car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Missouri has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Mercer. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Mercer?
You're on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental when you use us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Mercer.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Mercer?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Mercer?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Missouri metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Missouri back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Mercer?
Generally, to rent a car in Mercer you must be at least 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 rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Mercer require rental car insurance?
When driving in Mercer or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there 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 a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Ask 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 drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We advise returning the car filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before bringing the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Mercer 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. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see 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 operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Mercer car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Mercer has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Mercer.