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Hertz rental cars in Palo Alto: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Palo Alto has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Hertz rental car. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own vehicle allows you to go to the attractions you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next getaway to California even better with a Hertz rental car.

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Palo Alto is a perfect town when you desire a break from busyness of a big city. Many tourists come to check out Palo Alto's growing art scene and plenty of interest for history buffs. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to see as much of Palo Alto as you can during your stay. If you need to see what else is around Palo Alto, then get in the driver's seat of your Hertz rental car and see what else is out there.

We work with some of the most dependable dealers in the world. Hertz has over 100 years of experience and a fleet featuring many of the most well-known in the business, like Hyundai and Kia. With Hertz impressive history and thousands of distributors all over the world, you will be in some great hands.

What you need to know before you go

How do I get the best prices on a Palo Alto Hertz car rental?

We try to get you the lowest price, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. But reserving ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.

What do I need to bring when I pick up my car rental in Palo Alto?

Be sure to present your driver's license and a credit card in your name.

What is the minimum age to rent a car in Palo Alto?

Hertz's minimum age to rent a car in Palo Alto is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over Hertz's policies to know what the total cost is for you.

Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Palo Alto?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Palo Alto. Economy or compact vehicles are good for short commutes and are easier to park. Commute times in Palo Alto average 28 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car more comfortable. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then go for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Palo Alto vacation can choose a higher-end category like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from Hertz in the United States. Many of the major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Palo Alto. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Hertz car rental?

Hertz requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Hertz will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the model and make of the vehicle.

Do I have to return my Hertz rental with a full tank?

At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You should receive your car with full tank, and you should return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Hertz.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Palo Alto's small-town atmosphere certainly has its charms, however you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Palo Alto.

Does Hertz offer one-way rentals in Palo Alto?

Hertz offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental car at another location. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

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With so much to do and see in Palo Alto, having access to an auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of California, you can drive wherever you like, without trying to hail a cab or sign up for a ride-share.

Before you head out of town, book your Hertz Palo Alto rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Reserve with CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Palo Alto, California.

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