Car rentals in Meta: All you need to know
A Meta car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Missouri has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Meta. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Meta?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Meta has to offer. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Meta?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Meta?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Meta. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Meta||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family trips where you need additional room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Meta?
Typically, to rent a car in Meta you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Meta?
When driving around Meta or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental agency. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. 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'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car 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 drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up 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?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Meta adventure, check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Meta rental car 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 who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your requirement and not break your wallet.