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Best rated stations in Santa Clara County, California, United States of America

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7560 Railroad St

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
9.6 out of 10 (5 Reviews)
Friendliness
9.2 /10
Friendliness 92%
Cleanliness
8.8 /10
Cleanliness 88%
Pickup time
10 /10
Pickup time 100%
Overall value
9.6 /10
Overall value 96%
5 out of 5
SabrinaReviewed on May 29, 2019, 9:23 PM
My experience with Hertz was fast, friendly, and easy. Didn’t feel pressured to add anything extra. They did a great job and explaining everything too me.
5 out of 5
DeepReviewed on Apr 4, 2019, 12:59 AM
The staff was very courteous and professional. They walked through entire process systematically.
4 out of 5
DanReviewed on Feb 26, 2019, 6:50 PM
Gilroy, Ca location is not open on Sundays but there is a convenient drop box for after hrs returns. The neighborhood is concerning when leaving a rental stilled signed off in drivers name & insurance. Posting signs, visible security cameras & maybe a gate would help ease some safety concerns.
110601 logo

7900, 777 Bellew Dr

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
9.4 out of 10 (7 Reviews)
Friendliness
10 /10
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness
9.7 /10
Cleanliness 97%
Pickup time
9.4 /10
Pickup time 94%
Overall value
8.3 /10
Overall value 83%
3 out of 5
NathReviewed on Nov 27, 2018, 4:57 PM
carrentals said their is drop off available, but they changed me until Monday even though I dropped off on Sunday itself.
5 out of 5
Ed1952Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018, 11:32 PM
Pickup and return of the vehicle was quick and efficient. The only drawback is that the office is very small so they could only service one customer at a time. The service was fast but had to wait for one customer to finish at both pickup and dropoff.
5 out of 5
ALF20Reviewed on Oct 13, 2018, 11:42 PM
This supplier's price is normally the lowest in the greater San Jose area.
110357 logo

725 Ridder Park Dr #95

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
9 out of 10 (2 Reviews)
Friendliness
10 /10
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness
10 /10
Cleanliness 100%
Pickup time
10 /10
Pickup time 100%
Overall value
8 /10
Overall value 80%
5 out of 5
OtootaReviewed on Jun 16, 2020, 5:15 PM
I loved the service. The pickup was very fast. When usually it would take a while. So thank you.
4 out of 5
RReviewed on Oct 8, 2018, 3:39 PM
Got lost trying to find. but once got correct directions was easy to get to. Great location as lots of parking.
99806 logo

1418 S Main St

Average pickup time: 11-20 minutes.
8.8 out of 10 (8 Reviews)
Friendliness
10 /10
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness
9 /10
Cleanliness 90%
Pickup time
10 /10
Pickup time 100%
Overall value
9.3 /10
Overall value 93%
4 out of 5
AnthonyReviewed on Feb 24, 2019, 12:09 AM
The staff was efficient. Car worked well 90%. The 10% was when the wipers fluid system failed during a time when I drow through light snow. Fluid jammed on the left aide, and ran out completely . I had to pull over multiple times to manually clean the windshield. When I got to my destination, I bought wiper fluid, unclogged the left dispenser, and it ran properly from that point forward.
3 out of 5
DanReviewed on Nov 27, 2018, 5:37 PM
CarRentals gave me wrong address in email. Took Uber to new location and Van not available. Was driven to Fremont from Milpitas to get Van. Van poor condition with defective second bench. Price was excellent
4 out of 5
AKSHAYReviewed on Nov 9, 2018, 7:30 PM
The enterprise address had changed to a new location but the website still booked me at the new address. Since, I booked at closing hours of location and had to rush to the new location which came as surprise when I reached the unupdated old location. Almost missed my booking in some minutes.

Where is Santa Clara County?

Spontaneous travel can be loads of fun, but before you rip up that map and toss away your guide book, let us tell you a few facts about Santa Clara County. This part of United States of America is home to around 126,200 people. If you want to discover what there is to do here, you could always ask some of the locals.

What are the major attractions in Santa Clara County?

With a rental car, it'll be a cinch to check out this destination's most iconic sights! Santa Clara County offers some truly unforgettable attractions like the following:

  • Californias Great America (3 miles from the center of Santa Clara)
  • Stanford University (1 mile from the center of Palo Alto)
  • Computer History Museum (2 miles from the center of Mountain View)

What are the best road trip destinations in Santa Clara County?

Being in control of where and when you travel is one of the biggest advantages of having your own rental car while on vacation. Take the reins on your journey around Santa Clara County and delight in the freedom of visiting its best destinations at your own speed. Explore some (or all) of this place's most outstanding cities:

  • San Jose (population of 1,026,900)
  • Sunnyvale (population of 151,800)
  • Santa Clara (population of 116,500)
  • Mountain View (population of 80,400)

How can I get a cheap car rental in Santa Clara County?

We've put together a list of the best ways to help you save on a car rental:

  • Compare as many different bargain car rental deals as you can (we make that task a walk in the park!);
  • By entering only your email address into our Price Drop Alert, you'll be informed of all the best bargains for your desired location;
  • Peruse the deals at all rental locations in town, including the airport and its surrounds. A short cab drive to a close-by car rental center may mean some generous savings;
  • If you're not bothered about which day of the week you pick up the keys to your car and your plans are flexible, play around with days and dates to find the best prices;
  • No one enjoys being charged a late fee. Avoid paying for an extra day by making sure your pickup and drop-off times are similar;
  • If you're in the mood to keep some extra cash in your pocket, pay right away and zoom off with some of the cheapest rates around;
  • It's best to book as soon as your vacation dates are confirmed. The early bird gets the worm!

What is the most popular rental car category in Santa Clara County?

From beaches to mountains and sandy shores, Santa Clara County is home to some picturesque vistas. Why not hit the road and drive around one or more of them? Escape town and set out on some exciting day trips. A full-size SUV is ideal for those longer drives. With an ability to take on all kinds of roads, these larger vehicles make it a joy to detour from the beaten path.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Santa Clara County?

For some, owning a prestige vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting your dream car is certainly within your grasp! Imagine tearing down the open road in a high-end convertible, even if it's only for a little while. Or perhaps you're just after a set of wheels to bring you from A to B. Flashy or frugal? Whatever you decide, there's a rental car to suit your style in Santa Clara County.

What do I need to know about driving in California?

Climb into the driver's seat and get ready to discover the very best of Santa Clara County from the comfort and convenience of your own rental car. If you've never driven here before, you've no need to worry. We've pulled together a few handy tips to help you navigate your way around like a local:

What side of the road do they drive on in Santa Clara County?

People drive on the right-hand side of the road in Santa Clara County. Even though you may be comfortable with the traffic rules, it's a good idea to drive a little more carefully in new and unfamiliar destinations.

Are there speed limits in Santa Clara County?

Speed limits generally range from 15 mi/h to 70 mi/h in Santa Clara County and there are penalties for exceeding the limit. Residential roads usually have a maximum speed of 25 mi/h, unless signed otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in California?

One of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Otherwise, it may give your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued straight to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in California?

Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in California.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Santa Clara County?

Provided you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you are able to use your cell phone while behind the wheel in Santa Clara County. Just make sure you remain focused on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Santa Clara County?

In Santa Clara County, it is illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you're planning to have a couple of drinks with lunch or dinner, leave your car behind.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Santa Clara County?

Traffic laws in Santa Clara County permit drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without having to wait for it to turn green. Before turning, the vehicle must fully stop and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before proceeding.

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