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Car rentals in Oregon: All you need to know

An Oregon car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Oregon. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How do I find a bargain rental car in Oregon?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Oregon. You should also:

  • Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
  • Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Oregon rental car.

What rental companies have retailers in Oregon?

From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oregon?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Oregon. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Oregon?

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Oregon is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to find what any additional fees will be before you book your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oregon?

When driving in Oregon or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Oregon.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We encourage bringing the car back filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oregon?

If you want to check out all that Oregon offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Know before you go

Before you get started on your Oregon adventure, make sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Oregon rental car today

You know you can depend on a wonderful set of wheels that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Oregon rental car. We'll see you on the road.