Car rentals in Omaha: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Omaha whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Omaha. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Omaha. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Omaha?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Omaha has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Omaha.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Omaha?
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. Look 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 Omaha?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Omaha. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Omaha?
Generally, to rent a car in Omaha you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to find what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Omaha?
When cruising through Omaha or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many 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 think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Omaha.
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 search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much gas as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the 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 have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it with a full tank. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the car rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Omaha?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Omaha. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Omaha trip, check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle 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
- 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Omaha car rental today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a grand car that will leave you with extra cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Omaha car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you on the road.