Car rentals in Palmer: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Palmer whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Palmer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Palmer. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Palmer?
You are well on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with us. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Palmer rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Palmer?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Palmer?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Palmer. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Michigan back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, 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 that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Palmer?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Palmer is 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 any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Palmer?
When driving around Palmer or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Palmer.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Palmer.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Palmer?
If you want to see all that Palmer and maybe even the rest of Michigan offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Palmer adventure, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your car and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Palmer rental car today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a grand ride that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Palmer rental car when you book with us. See you on the road.