Car rentals in Riverside: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Riverside whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Riverside. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Riverside. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Riverside?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Riverside.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Riverside?
CarRentals.com has around 10 rental car companies to choose from in Riverside. You'll find some of the best companies, like Enterprise. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Riverside?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Riverside. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Riverside?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Riverside is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to figure out what the total is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Riverside?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Riverside rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get 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. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest 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'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate 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 the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Riverside.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Riverside?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Riverside 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.