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Car rentals in Salinas: All you need to know

A Salinas car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Salinas. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where do I find a bargain rental car in Salinas?

You're well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Salinas you can do a few things. Make sure to:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
  • Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and reserve in advance

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

What rental suppliers have outlets in Salinas?

In Salinas, there are 4 rental providers to pick from, like Thrifty. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.

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

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Salinas. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Salinas?

Normally, to rent a car in Salinas you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges is before you rent your vehicle.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Salinas?

Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. That said, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can conveniently include it at checkout.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before you bring the car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

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

If you wish to check out all that Salinas and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Salinas. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your Salinas trip, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:

  • Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • 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 unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Salinas car rental today

When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a wonderful car that will result in more cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Salinas rental car when you book with us. See you out here.

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