Car rentals in Saint Paul: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Saint Paul whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Saint Paul. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Saint Paul. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Saint Paul?
We always try to get you the best price. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Saint Paul?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Saint Paul?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Saint Paul. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Saint Paul in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their suitcases||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Saint Paul?
Usually, to rent a car in Saint Paul you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Saint Paul?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like 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 head to Saint Paul.
What is the fuel policy for Saint Paul rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental 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 gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank 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 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 may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas 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 get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Saint Paul?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Saint Paul. You can drive wherever you want without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to discover if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Saint Paul rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your requirement and not break the bank.