Car rentals in Saint Paul: All you need to know
A Saint Paul car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Virginia has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Saint Paul. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Saint Paul?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, you can remember a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Saint Paul?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, 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 depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Saint Paul. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with bags and a need for space||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Saint Paul?
Generally, to rent a car in Saint Paul you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to discover any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Saint Paul?
When cruising through Saint Paul or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental agency. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Saint Paul.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. 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 have 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 refill 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. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Saint Paul trip, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Saint Paul 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 suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.