Car rentals in Petersburg: All you need to know
A Petersburg car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Alaska has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Petersburg. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Petersburg?
You are well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental with us. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily 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 Petersburg rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Petersburg?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Petersburg?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Petersburg. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Alaska back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Petersburg?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Petersburg is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Petersburg require rental car insurance?
When driving in Petersburg or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 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 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. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up 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 as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Petersburg adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and make sure there is no dents 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
- 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 unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Petersburg rental car today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a perfect vehicle that will result in more extra money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Petersburg car rental when you book with us. We'll see you around town.