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Hertz car rentals in Santa Barbara: All you need to know

If you want to see everything Santa Barbara has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Hertz. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next getaway to California even better with a Hertz car rental.

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Santa Barbara is a perfect spot when you want to get away from busyness of a big city. With everything there is to do, you will need your own vehicle to see and do all you can during your trip. And if you need to see what else is around Santa Barbara, then get in the driver's seat of your Hertz car rental and see what else is out there.

We work with the finest businesses in the business. Hertz has over one hundred years of car rental experience and a fleet including many of the most popular in the business, like Ford and Nissan. With Hertz history and thousands of locations worldwide, you will be well taken care of.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a Santa Barbara Hertz car rental at a great price?

We strive to get you the lowest price, whether you book. But getting your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to read the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.

Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Santa Barbara?

You will need to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Santa Barbara?

Hertz's minimum age to rent a car in Santa Barbara is 21. Take time to check Hertz's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles in particular.

Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Santa Barbara?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Santa Barbara. Compact or economy vehicles are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. Commute times in Santa Barbara are around 32 minutes, so you may find a mid-size car or SUV provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Santa Barbara getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?

You are required to have insurance before you rent from Hertz in the United States. Many major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Santa Barbara. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Does Hertz require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?

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

Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Hertz?

At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You pick up your Hertz rental with full tank, and you should return it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you bring the car back to Hertz. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Santa Barbara has plenty to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to find out what else California has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Santa Barbara.

Does Santa Barbara Hertz offer one-way car rentals?

Hertz usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental car at another location. However, there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, having access to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of California, you can go when you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or spend time waiting for the bus.

Before you head out of town, book your Hertz Santa Barbara car rental and take off to all the must-do activities at your leisure. Book with CarRentals.com and speed along the road in Santa Barbara, California.

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