Car rentals in Arizona: All you need to know
An Arizona car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the area has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Arizona. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Arizona?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Arizona has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Arizona?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Arizona?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this 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 really want to treat yourself on your trip to Arizona||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Arizona together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Arizona?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Arizona is 21. But, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Arizona?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Arizona.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need 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 any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want 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. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher 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 need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Arizona?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Arizona. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Arizona adventure, be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Arizona rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your needs and not break the bank.