Car rentals in Pilot Station: All you need to know
A Pilot Station 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 else the rest of Alaska has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Pilot Station. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Pilot Station?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Pilot Station. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Pilot Station rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Pilot Station?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Pilot Station?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Pilot Station. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Pilot Station?
Usually, to rent a car in Pilot Station you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to find what the total is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Pilot Station?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is required, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car 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 want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with 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||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 pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We recommend returning the car topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the car rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Pilot Station?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Pilot Station. You can drive wherever you want and not incur added charges. Review your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Pilot Station trip, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Pilot Station rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.