Car rentals in Salem: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Salem whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Salem. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Salem. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Salem?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Salem has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- 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 true cost before you book
- Decide the vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Salem rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Salem?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Salem?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Salem. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Salem?
Typically, to rent a car in Salem you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Salem?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Salem. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the 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 search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won'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 do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
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. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot on your Salem adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Salem car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Salem has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Salem.