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Car rentals in Carmel By The Sea: All you need to know

A Carmel By The Sea car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Carmel By The Sea. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Carmel By The Sea?

You are well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental when you use us. However, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
  • Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have outlets in Carmel By The Sea?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Carmel By The Sea?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Carmel By The Sea. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Carmel By The Sea?

Generally, to rent a car in Carmel By The Sea you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to find any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Carmel By The Sea?

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the fuel policy for Carmel By The Sea rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Carmel By The Sea.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Carmel By The Sea. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are any limitations.

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Carmel By The Sea trip, be sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your Carmel By The Sea rental car today

You know you can depend on a grand vehicle that will result in more money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Carmel By The Sea car rental. See you around town.