Car rentals in Stanley: All you need to know
A Stanley 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 North Carolina has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Stanley. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Stanley?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Stanley has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Stanley?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, 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 Stanley?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Stanley. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Stanley||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Stanley?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Stanley is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to find what the total will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Stanley?
When driving in Stanley 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. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will typically offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Stanley.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a 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 automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider 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||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don'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 need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Stanley?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Stanley. You can drive as much as you like and not incur added charges. Read over your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Stanley trip, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 Stanley car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.