Car rentals in Sterling: All you need to know
A Sterling 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 Nebraska has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Sterling. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Sterling?
You're on your way to getting the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Sterling?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Sterling?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nebraska town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Nebraska back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Sterling?
Generally, to rent a car in Sterling you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars. Go through the terms to figure out what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Does Sterling require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can simply add it at checkout.
What are the 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 search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We encourage returning the car filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Sterling?
If you wish to see all that Sterling and maybe even the rest of Nebraska offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Sterling. Read the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Sterling trip, go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Look over your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Sterling car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a grand ride that will result in more money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Sterling rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you out here.