Car rentals in Richmond: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Richmond whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Richmond. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Richmond. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Richmond?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Richmond has to offer. You can also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Richmond.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Richmond?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, 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 Richmond?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Richmond. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with bags and a need for space||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Richmond?
Typically, to rent a car in Richmond you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact charge will be before you book your vehicle.
Does Richmond require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Richmond or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (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. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel 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 have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
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?
If you want to explore all that Richmond and maybe even the rest of Utah offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Richmond. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Richmond adventure. You should:
- Walk around 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Richmond rental car today
Know that you can depend on a perfect set of wheels that will result in more money to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Richmond car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you around town.