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Car rentals in Portola Valley: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to get around Portola Valley whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Portola Valley. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Portola Valley. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Portola Valley?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:

  • Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
  • Book your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Portola Valley.

What rental companies have retailers in Portola Valley?

From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.

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

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's the age requirement to rent a car in Portola Valley?

Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Portola Valley is 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the supplier's terms to find what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Portola Valley?

When driving in Portola Valley or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require 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 purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Portola Valley.

What is the fuel policy for Portola Valley rental cars?

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

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Portola Valley?

If you plan to check out all that Portola Valley and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."

Know before you go

Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Portola Valley adventure. It's important to:

  • Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Portola Valley rental car 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.