Car rentals in St Etienne: All you need to know
A St Etienne car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in St Etienne. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a bargain car rental in St Etienne?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide the 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 St Etienne rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in St Etienne?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in St Etienne?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit St Etienne. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with bags and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for maneuvering in congested cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in St Etienne?
Typically, to rent a car in St Etienne you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to determine any additional fees is before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in St Etienne?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental.Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, 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 rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|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 petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in St Etienne?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot on your St Etienne adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your St Etienne car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels St Etienne has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in St Etienne.