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Car rentals in Orinda: All you need to know

You want a great car to get around Orinda whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Orinda. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Orinda. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Orinda?

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

  • Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you book
  • Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

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

What rental suppliers have agencies in Orinda?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Orinda?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California city means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

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

Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Orinda is 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 read the rental agreement to discover what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Orinda?

When cruising through Orinda or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Orinda.

What are the different fuel policies?

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

You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. 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 Orinda.

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

If you wish to explore all that Orinda and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Orinda. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Orinda adventure. It's important to:

  • Inspect your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Orinda car rental today

Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.

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