Car rentals in Salem: All you need to know
A Salem car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of New Jersey has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Salem. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Salem?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Salem has to offer. You can also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Salem?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Salem?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Salem. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, 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 that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Salem?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Salem is 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars. Go through the terms to discover what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Salem?
When driving around Salem or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Salem rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Salem?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Salem. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Salem trip, check a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Salem car rental 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.