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'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Nebraska has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Petersburg. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Petersburg?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Petersburg has to offer. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Petersburg?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Petersburg?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Petersburg. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Petersburg in style||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfortable ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Petersburg?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Petersburg is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read through the terms to determine what the exact charge is before you book your car.
Does Petersburg require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. That said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Petersburg. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Petersburg and maybe even the rest of Nebraska offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Petersburg car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.