Car rentals in Rice: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Rice whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Rice. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Rice. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Rice?
You're well on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental by going through us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Rice.
What rental companies have outlets in Rice?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rice?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Rice. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rice?
Normally, to rent a car in Rice you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to figure out what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Rice?
When cruising through Rice or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Rice rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. 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 fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||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 your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We suggest bringing it back with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the car rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rice?
If you plan to explore all that Rice and maybe even the rest of Minnesota offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Rice. Read the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. 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 necessary tools to change it 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rice car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.