Car rentals in Petersburg: All you need to know
A Petersburg car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Kentucky has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Petersburg. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Petersburg?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Petersburg has to offer. You should also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
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 Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Petersburg?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Kentucky town means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families or groups who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Petersburg?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Petersburg is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to determine what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Petersburg?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Petersburg.
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 have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more 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 the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when 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 get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning your car with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the car rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Petersburg?
If you want to check out all that Petersburg and maybe even the rest of Kentucky offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Petersburg adventure. You should:
- Check out the vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- 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 Petersburg car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a wonderful car that will result in more money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Petersburg car rental. We'll see you around town.