Car rentals in Richmond: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Richmond whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Richmond. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Richmond. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Richmond?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Richmond has to offer. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Richmond?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read 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 Richmond?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Richmond. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Richmond?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Richmond is 21. But, there might be an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Richmond?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage; however, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees 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 provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||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 won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Richmond. You can drive as much as you want and not incur added charges. Go over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Richmond trip, check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
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