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There is no better way to see everything Oakland has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own car, you can drive anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming trip to California more enjoyable with a National rental car.
With nearly a half-million people, Oakland is a city that has plenty going on. Many tourists come to enjoy Oakland's great weather throughout the year. However, you may just want to take the time to enjoy Oakland's attractive setting. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Oakland as possible while on your trip. And with your National rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
Originally founded by two dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 international locations. National provides everything compact to SUVs, allowing you to choose the best automobile for your next getaway.
We strive to get you the best price, whether you book. However, reserving ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Make sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
Most suppliers in Oakland set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Make sure to review National's policies, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars especially.
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Oakland. Compact or economy automobiles are ideal for short commutes and are easier to park. Commute times in Oakland are around 26 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then pick a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Oakland trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
You are required to have insurance before you rent in the United States. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
National does require a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You should receive your car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to National. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Oakland has plenty to keep you entertained, but you may want to head 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 Oakland. If you are wanting to add some adventure to your Oakland trip, you can also head to Children's Fairyland and spend a night taking on the park's attractions.
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at a different National. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
With so much to do and see in Oakland, having the keys to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of California, you can go wherever you like, without having to wait for the bus or wave down a taxi.
Before you head out of town, book your National Oakland rent-a-car and take off to all the must-do activities at your leisure. Reserve through CarRentals.com and drive the road in Oakland, California.