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USA Car HireThe United States is so many things to so many people. For self-drivers and independent travellers, the important thing to remember is that it is BIG. Distances are enormous. If you're planning the classic US road trip, plan with care and check distances carefully in advance. It certainly pays to plan one or several regions to cover. Plan to drive the old Route 66 from LA to Vegas across the Nevada desert, maybe taking in the Grand Canyon. We can help with a Ford Mustang Convertible for this trip.

Make sure you check the visa requirements for the US carefully, and don't try to fit too much in your itinerary. The great American cities of New York, LA, San Francisco and Boston all deserve at least a week. Make sure you get out of the cities, and into the great outdoors. The characters you'll meet when off the beaten track are what memories are made of, and you haven't been to the States unless you've tried the great regional dishes which are best in rural areas. 

Driving in the US
Each US state has slightly different driving regulations, so ask at the pickup depot when you collect your great US car rental about any quirks in local driving laws. Generally, driving is on the right hand side of the road. All states require the driver and front seat passenger to wear seatbelts, and most require back seat passengers to wear seat belts as well. Children must always be using an appropriate child restraint.

The US has an extensive system of national and state highways. Some major highwas are toll roads, also called turnpikes, but most highways are free. Many bridges in major cities also carry a toll, so check with our car rental supplier on pickup whether they have an electronic device or how tolls must be paid. Not all have traditional toll booths taking cash.

USA shares a border with Canada in the north and Mexico in the south.

Food in The USA
The US is big. The population is diverse. Typically 'American' food vary widely, from country to city dwellers, north to south and east to west. There are strong Mexican influences in states like California, but foods from numerous countries throughout south and central America have influenced food in the southern-most US states.

In Alaska these days, effective transportation means Alaskans eat everything. However, there are still regional favourites. Wild Alaskan berries have a flavour that's hard to beat. Cold water seafood such as Atlantic salmon, halibut and the Alaskan King Crab come from clean, clear water making their flavour hard to beat. Alaskan's fondness for hunting big game mean that moose, caribou, elk, reindeer and bear form the main protein for some people in rural and remote areas, and are also popular in Alaskan cities.

In the southern states, there are many influences which can be traced to popular dishes of today, including Scottish, English, French, African, and Native American tribes. The popular tradition of deep-pit BBQing came from local indigenous tribes. Cajun and Creole cuisines are influenced by both French and Spanish traditions. Today there are many chain restaurants to be found throughout the US, which cash in on the 'southern' traditions. Popular dishes are often based on corn or maize, though rice and beans are also important staples. Pit BBQs are ever-present, though BBQ sauces can vary wildly across different regions. In Louisiana, crawfish (aka crayfish) are popular, whereas Texans love steak and prairie oysters (don't try them unless you know what they are first!) Oklahoma is the home of the popular breakfast dish, 'biscuit and gravy.' For those outside north America, a biscuit is something akin to a savoury scone. Tennessee is known for hams, and Florida is famous for key lime pies. Fried chicken, okra stew, gumbos, hominy grits, cornbread, mustard greens, mint juleps, catfish, fried green tomatoes and pork 'n' beans are all dishes or ingredients to look out for when travelling in southern states. 

Other cities and states have their local favourites. Many visitors have eating a New York hot dog or reuben sandwich from a New York deli on their must-do list. The Chinese food of San Francisco's China-town is pretty special, and many spend time in California's Napa Valley, soaking up the food and wines on offer. Have genuine maple syrup on your pancakes in Vermont, go to a clam bake in Rhode Island, eat tropical fruit in Hawai and drink down some Tennessee whiskey. Make a list. You still won't be able to fit it all in, due to those legendary American portion sizes!

The Arts
Plenty of people go to Europe for the great museums and galleries, and the cathedrals stuffed with precious works of Art. Visitors to London see a play in the West End, visitors to Austria often visit a music hall and those to Russia try to see a ballet. Don't overlook the arts in the US! There are plenty of world class arts attractions throughout the US, and at least a month's worth in New York City alone. Think of NYC's Broadway, the Met or the Guggenheim. Consider the famous Boston and Philadelphia orchestras, or the San Fancisco and Houston ballet companies. Then there is the incredibly diverse and vibrant music scene, ranging from Jazz to more contemporary styles. Check local live gig listings in the cities you're visiting. 

Udrive.com.au is a great service, for the independent, budget conscious traveller wanting to get great value. Our state-of-the-art booking engine compares low rates from our suppliers across the US, and allows you to efficiently and easily get information and quotes, without the need to pay expensive travel agent's commissions. Because we keep overheads low, we're able to pass on great savings to you. 

Udrive offers our valued customers an exceptional range of vehicles, from economy cars to luxury cars. We have mini vans, mini buses, 4WD (4 wheel drives or SUVs) and even motorhomes, all available for long or short term rentals. We definitely have the vehicle for your US rental, whether it's to make your classic US road trip memorable, or your business trip across town convenient. A growing proportion of our customers are repeat renters, which makes us confident of our service. 

Compare Cheap America Car Hire

Try our simple-to-use booking engine to compare car hire deals in America. Type in your pickup and drop off locations & other information required and we'll immediately provide you with some quotations. Whether you're after an economy America car hire, or a luxury America rental vehicle, we have the perfect deal for you. Our low cost car rentals are provided by well-known suppliers such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar, but we can often provide better car hire rates!

In Gestalt Psychology, it is advocated that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.  This may be true, but applying this school of thought to the United States of America may be difficult since its parts are comprised of 50 states, each with its distinct character that to take in as a whole may be too dizzying for a traveler – or a very welcome challenge.  It can be said that the America is the best place to hire a great value car rental and then go on a road trip.  There is no better idea than to cross states in your U.S. rental car and appreciate how the scenery, the structure, the people and the climate change from one state to the next. 

Going around United States

The public buses in the United States are clean and comfortable, traveling within city or state, intercity or interstate.  Except for the buses traveling interstate (ex Greyhound and Trailways), the buses are not reliable all the time since they have the tendency to fall behind schedule, which can be a drag if you are pressed for time on your U.S. vacation.  America has many domestic airlines, which fly tourists to different states in about only an hour or so; truly convenient, but it takes away the chance of seeing the changing scenery from a long desert to the winding Pacific Ocean to imposing canyons.  Those who are passionate about traveling know how important it is to see “just about everything” so they search for the best deal U.S. car hire, get a map and conquer the road. 

From the Airport

There are around 15,000 airports scattered all across the 50 states of America.  Based on U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the Atlanta airport is the busiest, servicing passengers from other states and many other countries.  To go from the airport to the city, a rental car is advisable because the roads in the U.S. are wide and paved and majority of the drivers observe traffic rules.  If you are jetlagged, however, you may get a chauffer-driven car rental or arrange to be picked up at the airport by your hotel. 

Places to See

How do you even begin to pick out which cities and states to first drive your U.S. car rental to?  The answer is to make a list of the things you want to achieve and the places you want to see.  Here is a haphazard rundown: be a child at the happiest place on Earth (Florida or California), marvel at gothic architectures (Washington DC), go totally hedonistic (Las Vegas), be at awe of majestic canyon formations (Colorado) and so the list goes on.  American cuisine is fun and colorful, if at all confusing.  Being an enormous melting pot, its cuisine is influenced by its immigrants, mostly characteristic to each state.  What you can look forward to when it comes to food are the gigantic proportions, so tread with caution. 

Nearby Countries 

Two countries that may be accessed by crossing the border in your U.S. rental car are Mexico (borders: California and Texas) and Canada (borders: Alaska, Idaho, Maine, etc).  These two countries are very distinctive from each other.  Mexico is to lush golden sand beaches, tequila nights and spicy food while Canada is to snow-capped mountains, sweet maple and friendly locals. 

Car Rental Services Directory in the United States 

Avis

Los Angeles International Airport

9217 Airport Blvd, California

Europcar

JFK International Airport

Bldg 308 Federal Circle

11430 New York

Hertz

East Sahara Boulder Highway HLE

3375 Glen Avenue Suite 4

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Las Vegas, Nevada

The United States is so many things to so many people. For self-drivers and independent travellers, the important thing to remember is that it is BIG. Distances are enormous. If you're planning the classic US road trip, plan with care and check distances carefully in advance. It certainly pays to plan one or several regions to cover. Plan to drive the old Route 66 from LA to Vegas across the Nevada desert, maybe taking in the Grand Canyon. We can help with a Ford Mustang Convertible for this trip.

 

Make sure you check the visa requirements for the US carefully, and don't try to fit too much in your itinerary. The great American cities of New York, LA, San Francisco and Boston all deserve at least a week. Make sure you get out of the cities, and into the great outdoors. The characters you'll meet when off the beaten track are what memories are made of, and you haven't been to the States unless you've tried the great regional dishes which are best in rural areas.

Eating in the USA

The US is big. The population is diverse. Typically 'American' food varies widely, from country to city dwellers, north to south and east to west. There’s a strong Mexican influence in California, but throughout the southern-most US states cuisine is influenced by migrants from Cuba, Colombia, and throughout southern and central America.

 

In Alaska these days, effective transportation means Alaskans eat everything. However, there are still regional favourites. Wild Alaskan berries have a flavour that's hard to beat. Cold water seafood such as Atlantic salmon, halibut and the Alaskan King Crab come from clean, clear water making their flavour incomparable. Alaskans’ fondness for hunting big game mean that moose, caribou, elk, reindeer and bear form the main protein for some people in remote areas, and are also popular in Alaskan cities.

 

In the southern states, there are many influences which can be traced to popular dishes of today, including Scottish, English, French, African, and Native American tribes. The popular tradition of deep-pit BBQing came from local indigenous tribes. Cajun and Creole cuisines are influenced by both French and Spanish traditions. Today there are many chain restaurants to be found throughout the US, which cash in on the 'southern' traditions. Popular dishes are often based on corn or maize, though rice and beans are also important staples.

 

Pit BBQs are ever-present, though BBQ sauces can vary wildly across different regions. In Louisiana, crawfish (aka crayfish) are popular, whereas Texans love steak and prairie oysters (don't try them unless you know what they are first!) Oklahoma is the home of the popular breakfast dish, 'biscuit and gravy.' For those outside north America, a biscuit is something akin to a savoury scone. Tennessee is known for hams, and Florida is famous for key lime pies. Fried chicken, okra stew, gumbos, hominy grits, cornbread, mustard greens, mint juleps, catfish, fried green tomatoes and pork 'n' beans are all dishes or ingredients to look out for when travelling in southern states.

 

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Other cities and states have their local favourites. Many visitors put eating a hot dog or Reuben sandwich from a New York deli on their must-do list. The Chinese food of San Francisco's China-town is pretty special, and many spend time in California's Napa Valley, soaking up the food and wines on offer. Have genuine maple syrup on your pancakes in Vermont, go to a clam bake in Rhode Island, eat tropical fruit in Hawaii and down some Tennessee whiskey. Make a list. You still won't be able to fit it all in, due to those legendary American portion sizes!

US Car Hire From UDrive

This is the second time within 1 year that I have used the service and both were for extended periods of between 2 weeks to 32 days. I have been very satisfied with the service overall, the choice of vehicles was good, the check in and out was fast and the online booking system was efficient. I might also mention that the courtesy bus driver at LA airport was a great assistance to us as we had a mountain of luggage and nothing was too much trouble for her. I will certainly consider using the service again.

E. Wilson

The Best Car Hire Deal I've ever had

I found the 2 hires we had in Oahu and Hawaii (Big Island) absolutely trouble free and well priced; the cars were what we ordered (or better); the cover was comprehensive and there was no need to take out any extra cover at the counter (which always happened with previous rentals direct with the hire company and their sales pitch often lures you into paying for something you don't need).

The only negative (and I'm scraping here) was that on the Big island we had to prepay for the petrol (no option to fill up prior to returning; but honestly I have no idea what $$ difference this made so no big deal. And no doubt this was a local ruling as it didn't happen on Oahu.

I've used all sorts of car hire options for US, UK, Singapore/Malaysia, NZ and Vanuatu (+ others I can't recall) over the years and UDrive has been by far the best. Why shop around when they do it for you - just compare with rental direct deals AND don't forget to factor in all the insurance extras!!!

Bill Mack, Australia

Very straightforward

I chose UDrive.com.au from a number of different search/booking engines and was extremely happy with the whole process. Because I booked quite some time before we travelled, I was not sure how the voucher and payment process (seven days before the travel dates) would work, but my concerns were unfounded, and everything went exactly as it should.

The "National" rental car company in the U.S. could not have been more helpful and allowed us to select the vehicle we preferred from the range they had available. We returned the vehicle and the process was just as seamless and smooth.. Good work!

Thank you for your easy to use website. We will use it again next time we travel.

J. & T. Rowbotham, New Zealand