Car rentals in Parkersburg: All you need to know
A Parkersburg car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of West Virginia has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Parkersburg. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Parkersburg?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the actual cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Parkersburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Parkersburg?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this West Virginia town means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Parkersburg||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Parkersburg together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Parkersburg?
Generally, to rent a car in Parkersburg 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 read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the total is before you book your car.
Does Parkersburg require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know 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. Several credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering bigger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Parkersburg.
What is the fuel policy for Parkersburg rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before 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 should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank of gas. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before bringing the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Parkersburg?
If you wish to explore all that Parkersburg and maybe even the rest of West Virginia offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Parkersburg. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Parkersburg adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Parkersburg rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Parkersburg has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Parkersburg.