Car rentals in Palmer: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Palmer whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Palmer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Palmer. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Palmer?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Palmer you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Don't get more car than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Palmer rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Palmer?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Palmer?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Palmer. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to go all out on your visit to Palmer||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their bags||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Palmer?
Normally, to rent a car in Palmer you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the terms to discover what the total will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Palmer?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and make sure there is no 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
- Figure out how to work 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 yourself the best wheels Palmer has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Palmer.