Car rentals in Shelby: All you need to know
A Shelby car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Michigan has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Shelby. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Shelby?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Shelby?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Shelby?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Michigan city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Shelby in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Shelby?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Shelby is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to figure out what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Shelby?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel 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 pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Shelby adventure, check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Shelby car rental today
When you reserve your Shelby rental car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a great car that will result in more cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Shelby rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you around town.