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The Poconos car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in The Poconos

  • A rental car will allow you to kick-start your travel expedition as soon as you arrive in the Poconos. Finding a car rental deal is the way to go if you plan to spend more than a day in the Poconos. Always carry your insurance card with you, as you will need it should you experience any damage, theft, or vandalism to your rental car while it’s in your possession. The car-rental company may require you to present your proof of insurance when you’re ready to pay for the rental.
  • The Poconos mountain region has various areas. If you want to use your rental car to see the scenic views, you might need a guide to help you. Another idea is to pick up a free map from the visitor center. If you prefer to use GPS devices, then you should make sure to update your GPS app on your device before leaving. Or, ask your car-rental agency if your rental car comes with a GPS system. Some companies might even install one for you, but they may charge extra for this.
  • When you’re driving in the Poconos, keep in mind that the law requires all children under four to be secured in a car seat while the car is moving. If you’re traveling with an infant younger than two years, make sure the child is in a rear-facing car seat. The type of car seat you use depends on the child’s age, weight, and body size. When you’re renting your car, ask the car-rental agency whether they provide the proper car seat for your particular needs; also ask if there are additional fees associated with this.
  • As in most places, safety is a priority in the Poconos. Laws and regulations in the Poconos prohibit individuals from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as this interferes with a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Avoid leaving the car unattended unless you’re on private property or in a designated parking area. Traffic laws do not permit any driver to use a cell phone or headphones while driving. While you’re driving on roads in the Poconos, make sure to slow down or move over if there’s an emergency vehicle approaching behind you, or if you encounter a traffic stop.
  • Book your rental car in The Poconos at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in The Poconos are around 10% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in The Poconos

  • Should I rent a car in The Poconos?

    The Pocono Mountains provide exceptional views. A 4x4 rental car will offer you the best performance and comfort if you’re driving to the mountains. GPS and cellular services provided by car rentals enable visitors to navigate the Poconos with greater facility. A rental car gives you the opportunity to make as many stops as you need in order to take pictures of the beautiful area and enjoy it fully. If you’re planning a vacation, a car rental will save you expenses on mileage, maintenance, and car servicing. Whether you’re doing a family vacation or a business trip, you can count on car rentals to give you the perfect vehicle for your needs.

  • What is driving like in The Poconos?

    All drivers will have to buy a ticket to access the turnpike. Be sure to keep the ticket in safekeeping until you exit the toll road, as you will have to produce it in order to exit without paying extra. If you lose the ticket, you’ll have to pay the total amount from the point of entry. The speed limit on highways is 45 mph, and it’s 15 mph on the turnpike system. It’s smart to avoid I-80 and 115 around the time of NASCAR events.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in The Poconos?

    The legal driving age in the Poconos region is sixteen, but you must be twenty one or older to rent a car here. Renters who are older than twenty one but not yet twenty five will likely be charged a young driver’s fee; this will vary from company to company. Some companies will offer discounts to military members or government employees. Any additional driver must meet the minimum age requirement and may incur other charges based on the company’s terms and conditions. A funded credit card is a prerequisite, particularly for travelers without a return ticket. Foreigners wishing to rent a car will have to present an International Driver’s License along with an original state-issued driver’s license.

  • What is the most popular rental car in The Poconos?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in The Poconos.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in The Poconos?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

Car rental locations in The Poconos

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  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in The Poconos

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in The Poconos

    5 Locations

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