Car rentals in Staunton: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Staunton whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Staunton. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Staunton. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Staunton?
You are on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental when you use us. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Staunton you can do a few things. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Staunton?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Staunton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Virginia city means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Staunton?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Staunton is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go over the terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.
Does Staunton require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car. 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, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up 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 as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers 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 Staunton?
If you wish to see all that Staunton and maybe even the rest of Virginia offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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
- 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Staunton car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.