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Car rentals in Erie provide perfect ways to explore Erie. If you’re driving alone in the CDB, a compact or mid-range car will be just fine. If you want to travel and explore further away from the town, say, travel to places like Lake Erie, you may want to choose a 4WD vehicle.
Unless posted otherwise, drive below 25mph in nearly all Erie’s streets. For freeways and interstates under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the speed limits keep changing from place to place and at times temporarily lowered due to adverse winter weather conditions. For example, during winter, the speed limit of some portion of Interstates 79 and 80 may be dropped to 45mph.
Parking in Erie is hassle-free, and the charges are more reasonable. Erie Parking Authority manages all on-street maters, which are about 1400 distributed across the city. Costs range from around $0.25/20min to $0.25/h depending on location, further from the CBD being cheaper. The parking meters are programmed to accept either the American quarters or tokens. If they malfunction, you can pay online using a mobile application, MeterEZ.
The average price of fuel in Erie is $5.72 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $69 and $91, depending on the car size.
Standard (GMC Terrain or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Erie.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Standard car hire in Erie costs $47 per day, on average.
A Luxury car hire in Erie costs $71 per day, on average.
A Premium car hire in Erie costs $83 per day, on average.
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Yes to both
Cons:Car smelled Smokey.
Cons:The Kia car was extremely hard to get in and out of, hard to move the front seats and was dented when I got it, so it looked shabby. Budget did not discount it because it was dented, although they certainly would have charged me if I dented it!
Cons:Cleanliness of car.
Pros:Fantastic service, fair price, quality vehicle.
Pros:Very convenient way to return the car no hassles
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Staff was efficient, thorough.
Cons:I couldnt use a debit card. I never even got a car.
Pros:Amazing customer service. Megan was extremely wonderful and helpful at the Erie airport. She brightened our day :)
Pros:Got a free upgrade and pick-up and drop-off were quick and easy. The car was clean.
Cons:Car was in need of maintenance; particularly oil and it kept beeping with a notification. Other than that, everything was great.
Pros:Spot on, customer service was exceptional. Everything but customer satisfaction was guaranteed. Price was also affordable.
Cons:Nothing to complain about
Pros:The service provided by the employees/agents were excellent. They were courteous & helpful.
Cons:They canceled my reservation three days before I was expected to pickup the car stating they don’t take debit cards.
Pros:Drop off was super easy.
Cons:Telling the customer all the facts and not throwing me under the bus when I’m 400 miles from home and HAVE to have a car that I don’t get it for the price I received for!!!
8.8 Very Good
Pros:I got the type of car I reserved. Car was clean and ready to go. Staff got me taken care of fairly quick.
Cons:The fuel charges were not explained well. I missunderstood the final bill and thought I was overcharged but I think the fuel charges get sorted later after fueling.
Pros:On the very last day I did not get the gentleman's name. But he had blonde hair. But he was very polite and announced me by my last name which I love! It shows he has manners and did not call me by my first name. It was pretty crowded but I got out at a efficient time.
Cons:When I first checked in Miss Kristen had call me by my first name I like to be called by my last name. Otherwise everything else was great and she upgraded me to a full size car without additional cost. I did not expect that great customer service!
Cons:Having a full tank
Pros:Great customer service! My vehicle was ready when I arrived to pick it up. The cost was quite competitive, and the 2018 Nissan Versa that I rented exhibited no problems during use.
Cons:Better description on what is needed to rent vehicals
Pros:Pickup was fine. Drop-off location is closed. Hertz has the correct location on their website, however KAYAK is listing a CLOSED location.
Pros:The staff was very quick and got me in-and-out fast on both the pick up and drop off.
Cons:The car was a crappier model than what I was expecting. There was some sort of mechanical issue that was causing vibration and noise. It smelled like it had been smoked in for all of its 14,000 miles. The steering wheel was sticky. The vehicle braked suddenly and unexpectedly while I was driving.
8.0 Very Good
Pros:The godawful car that I got from the Newark Hertz got a flat tire and the Pocono Township Hertz was nearby. They let us swap out the bad car for one that had four working tires.
Cons:It would have been nice if I didn't have to stop here in the first place.
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Having a car
Cons:Guy at service desk was VERY rude. Car has dents, scrapes and a cigarette burn in the passenger seat.
Pros:Pick-up and drop-off went well
Cons:Rental car had a slight smell of 2nd hand cigarette smoke. I didn't want to be charged for the odor, so I raised a 'big stink'!
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