Car rentals in Rio Grande: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Rio Grande whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Rio Grande. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Rio Grande. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Rio Grande?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Rio Grande rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Rio Grande?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rio Grande?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Rio Grande. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rio Grande?
Typically, to rent a car in Rio Grande you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Rio Grande?
When cruising through Rio Grande or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Rio Grande.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel 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 refill 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 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 won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rio Grande?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Rio Grande adventure, be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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 both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Rio Grande rental car 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 rental car that can align with your requirements and not break the bank.