Car rentals in Schaefferstown: All you need to know
A Schaefferstown car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Schaefferstown. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Schaefferstown?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the actual cost before you book
- Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Schaefferstown?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Schaefferstown?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Schaefferstown. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to read over our table below. We've 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 Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Schaefferstown?
Usually, to rent a car in Schaefferstown you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Go over the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Schaefferstown?
When driving around Schaefferstown or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental agency. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the 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 pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to 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 or service charges if you don't fill up 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 rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate 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 the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||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 do you recommend?
We suggest a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before returning the rental car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Schaefferstown and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Schaefferstown adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Schaefferstown 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your requirements and not break your wallet.