Car rentals in Scranton: All you need to know
A Scranton car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Scranton. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Scranton?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Typically, 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 Scranton?
In Scranton, CarRentals.com has a few car rental companies to choose from, like Thrifty. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Scranton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to go all out on your getaway to Scranton||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Scranton together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Scranton?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Scranton is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact price will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Scranton?
When driving around Scranton or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
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 close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. 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'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Scranton vacation, check out a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. 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 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 operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Scranton rental car today
You know you can count on a perfect car that will result in more extra cash in the bank when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Scranton car rental when you book with us. See you on the road.