Car rentals in Shirley: All you need to know
A Shirley car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of West Virginia has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Shirley. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Shirley?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by booking through CarRentals.com. However, you can do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Shirley rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Shirley?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Shirley?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this West Virginia city means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the West Virginia back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Shirley?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Shirley is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find any additional charges is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Shirley?
When cruising through Shirley or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company'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 an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees 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 supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have 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 find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you choose 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 incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Shirley adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Shirley car rental today
You know you can depend on a great vehicle that will leave you with extra cash in the bank when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Shirley car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you out here.