Car rentals in Prescott: All you need to know
A Prescott car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Washington has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Prescott. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Prescott?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Prescott has to offer. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Prescott?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Prescott?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Prescott. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Washington back-country||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Prescott?
Usually, to rent a car in Prescott you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go over the terms to figure out what the exact fee is before you book your vehicle.
Does Prescott require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Prescott or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the 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||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need 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 any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||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 get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you opt for 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?
If you want to explore all that Prescott and maybe even the rest of Washington offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Prescott rental car today
Know that you can depend on a wonderful car that will leave you with extra money in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Prescott rental car when you book with us. We'll see you on the road.