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 can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Nevada has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Sun Valley. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Sun Valley?
You're well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. However, to increase your savings when you travel to Sun Valley you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the total cost before you book
- Determine what car you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Sun Valley rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Sun Valley?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Sun Valley?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Sun Valley. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Sun Valley?
Generally, to rent a car in Sun Valley you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to figure out what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Sun Valley?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental; however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 need to search for a 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 automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||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 should I get?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Sun Valley and maybe even the rest of Nevada offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Sun Valley trip, check out a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Sun Valley car rental today
You know you can depend on a great vehicle that will result in more money to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Sun Valley rental car. We'll see you around town.