Car rentals in Surprise: All you need to know
A Surprise car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Nebraska has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Surprise. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Surprise?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Surprise 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 vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide the car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Surprise?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Surprise?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Surprise. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Surprise?
Typically, to rent a car in Surprise you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Does Surprise require rental car insurance?
When driving in Surprise or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. 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. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Surprise.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Surprise?
If you wish to explore all that Surprise and maybe even the rest of Nebraska offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Surprise. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Surprise car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Surprise has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Surprise.