Car rentals in Richmond: All you need to know
A Richmond car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Richmond. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Richmond?
You are on your way to getting the best price on your car rental by reserving it through us. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Richmond.
What rental companies have retailers in Richmond?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Richmond?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Minnesota metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Minnesota back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Richmond?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Richmond is 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Does Richmond require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Richmond or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Richmond.
What are the different 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 find a gas station near 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 need and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you 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 mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Richmond adventure, go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Richmond 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not break your wallet.