Car rentals in Saint George Island: All you need to know
A Saint George Island car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Alaska has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Saint George Island. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Saint George Island?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Saint George Island. You can also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Saint George Island?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National 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 your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Saint George Island?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alaska metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to treat yourself on your visit to Saint George Island||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with plenty of suitcases and a need for space||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking in big cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Saint George Island?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Saint George Island is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to figure out what the exact charge will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Saint George Island?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Saint George Island.
What is the fuel policy for Saint George Island rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you should return it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Saint George Island and maybe even the rest of Alaska offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Saint George Island. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Saint George Island adventure, go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Saint George Island rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Saint George Island has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Saint George Island.