Car rentals in Odessa: All you need to know
An Odessa car rental gives you the opportunity 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 Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Odessa. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Odessa?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Odessa has to offer. You should also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Odessa?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Odessa?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Odessa. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Odessa?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Odessa is 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 terms to figure out what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Odessa?
When driving around Odessa or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Odessa.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you 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 miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Odessa. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to find out if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Odessa vacation, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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 properly 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 working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Odessa car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a great vehicle that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Odessa car rental. We'll see you around town.