Car rentals in Sun Valley: All you need to know
A Sun Valley 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 Arizona has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Sun Valley. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Sun Valley?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Sun Valley has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you book
- Decide the car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Sun Valley.
What rental companies have agencies in Sun Valley?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Sun Valley?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Sun Valley. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Arizona back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Sun Valley?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Sun Valley 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 read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total is before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Sun Valley?
When driving in Sun Valley or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Sun Valley.
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 search for a 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. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Sun Valley?
If you wish to explore all that Sun Valley and maybe even the rest of Arizona offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Sun Valley. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Sun Valley vacation, make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and make certain there is no damage 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 properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Sun Valley rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Sun Valley has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Sun Valley.