Car rentals in Reno: All you need to know
A Reno car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Reno. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Reno?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Reno has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Reno rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Reno?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Reno?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Pennsylvania back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Reno?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Reno is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the terms to find what the exact fee will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Reno?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the 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 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 gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when 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 shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers 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?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Reno adventure. You should:
- Check out the car 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
- 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Reno 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 car rental that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.