Car rentals in Saint Clair Shores: All you need to know
A Saint Clair Shores 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 Michigan has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Saint Clair Shores. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Saint Clair Shores?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Saint Clair Shores rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Saint Clair Shores?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Saint Clair Shores?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Michigan city means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Saint Clair Shores||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family trips where you need the extra room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Saint Clair Shores?
Usually, to rent a car in Saint Clair Shores you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Saint Clair Shores?
When cruising through Saint Clair Shores or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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 fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You pick up your rental topped off. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Saint Clair Shores and maybe even the rest of Michigan offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Saint Clair Shores adventure, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the 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. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Saint Clair Shores rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your requirements and not break the bank.