Car rentals in Utica: All you need to know
A Utica 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 Pennsylvania has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Utica. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Utica?
You are well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental by going through us. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Utica rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Utica?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Utica?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, 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—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 review the rental agreement to find any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Does Utica require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Utica. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you want 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching 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 the vehicle, and you don'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 have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Utica?
If you wish to see all that Utica and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Utica. Review the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Utica trip, check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Utica rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Utica has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Utica.