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Car rentals in Riva: All you need to know

A Riva car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Maryland has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Riva. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Riva?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Riva has to offer. You should also:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Decide what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Riva?

From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Riva?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maryland city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
PremiumEveryone who wants to travel Riva in styleInfiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar
SUVLarge groups who want to navigate Riva togetherChrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
Economy or Compact CarWhen saving money and good gas mileage are your top prioritiesFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Riva?

Typically, to rent a car in Riva you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover what the exact charge will be before you book your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Riva?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Riva.

What is the difference between all the 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 search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou 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 need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car

What fuel policy should I get?

Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning the car topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Riva?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Riva trip, be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Inspect your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
  • 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Riva rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Riva has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Riva.