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Car rentals in Palmer: All you need to know

You need a great automobile to take you around Palmer whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Palmer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Palmer. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Palmer?

We always try to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. You can:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
  • Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly 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 Palmer.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Palmer?

From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Palmer?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Palmer. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and sightseeingFord Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar
Full SizePlanning a big trip with a large group of friends or family membersChevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar
Economy or Compact CarFor those on a tight travel budgetFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Palmer?

Typically, to rent a car in Palmer you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Palmer?

When driving in Palmer 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. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere 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 at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. 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'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You should get into your automobile with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before you bring your car back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Palmer?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:

  • Check out the car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. 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
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Palmer car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Palmer has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Palmer.