Car rentals in Shimla: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Shimla whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Shimla. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Shimla. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Shimla?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, to increase your savings when you travel to Shimla you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Shimla.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Shimla?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Shimla?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Shimla. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Shimla||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Shimla together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Shimla?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Shimla is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact fee is before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Shimla?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these 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 just add it at 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 need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees 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 supplier 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 rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the 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?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Shimla adventure, be sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Shimla rental car today
You know you can depend on a grand car that will leave you with cash to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Shimla rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you around town.