Car rentals in Utica: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Utica whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Utica. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Utica. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Utica?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Utica has to offer. You can also:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the actual cost before you book
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Utica.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Utica?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Utica?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Kentucky city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to go all out on your vacation to Utica||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Utica together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Utica?
Generally, to rent a car in Utica you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Utica?
When driving around Utica or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance with the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas 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 pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest 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 Utica?
If you wish to explore all that Utica and maybe even the rest of Kentucky offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Utica adventure, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Utica car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a wonderful car that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Utica rental car. We'll see you out here.