Car rentals in Silver Spring: All you need to know
A Silver Spring 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 the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Silver Spring. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Silver Spring?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Silver Spring you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book
- Don't get more car than you need. Normally, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Silver Spring?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Silver Spring?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to go all out on your visit to Silver Spring||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Silver Spring together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Silver Spring?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Silver Spring is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out what the exact charge will be before you rent your car.
Does Silver Spring require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you rent a vehicle. That said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can easily include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Silver Spring rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 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 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 refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before returning the vehicle. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Silver Spring?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Silver Spring. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Silver Spring trip, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Silver Spring car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a perfect ride that will result in more extra cash in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Silver Spring car rental. We'll see you on the road.