Car rentals in Shiner: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Shiner whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Shiner. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Shiner. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Shiner?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, you can remember a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Shiner rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Shiner?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Shiner?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Shiner. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Shiner||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Shiner?
Generally, to rent a car in Shiner you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to find any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Shiner?
When driving in Shiner or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Shiner.
What is the fuel policy for Shiner rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near 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. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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 quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We suggest a full to full policy. You should get your vehicle with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Shiner. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Be sure to read your policy to discover if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Shiner adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Shiner car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Shiner has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Shiner.