Car rentals in Riverside: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Riverside whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the city and park in front of the popular restaurants in Riverside. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Riverside. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Riverside?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Riverside?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Riverside?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Utah city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Utah back-country||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Riverside?
Usually, to rent a car in Riverside you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to find what the exact rate will be before you book your vehicle.
Does Riverside require rental car insurance?
When driving in Riverside or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need 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 charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the 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 usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby 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 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 get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you 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 plan to explore all that Riverside and maybe even the rest of Utah offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Riverside. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Riverside vacation, check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Riverside rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Riverside has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Riverside.