Car rentals in Omaha: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Omaha whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Omaha. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Omaha. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Omaha?
You are on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental when you use us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily 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 Omaha?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Omaha?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Omaha. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Omaha?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Omaha is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Omaha?
When driving around Omaha or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the 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 your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Omaha?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Omaha. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Omaha vacation, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Omaha 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your needs and not break the bank.