Car rentals in Sheffield: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Sheffield whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Sheffield. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Sheffield. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Sheffield?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Sheffield?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Sheffield?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Sheffield. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over our 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 Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Sheffield?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Sheffield is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to find what the exact fee will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Sheffield?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a car. However, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find 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 car. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up 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 search for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Sheffield?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Sheffield. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Review your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Sheffield trip, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. You should:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 Sheffield rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Sheffield has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Sheffield.