Car rentals in Rio: All you need to know
A Rio car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of West Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Rio. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Rio?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Rio. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- 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 Rio.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Rio?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 Rio?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this West Virginia city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rio?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Rio is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to determine what the total is before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Rio?
When driving in Rio or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Rio rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open 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 collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify 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 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 have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rio?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. 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 begin on your Rio trip, check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and be certain there is no dents or scratches. 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rio car rental today
Know that you can depend on a wonderful ride that will result in more cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Rio rental car. We'll see you on the road.