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Car rentals in Sun Valley: What you need to know

Los Angeles, California, is full of eclectic and exciting neighborhoods like Sun Valley. It's in communities like these where you can get a true feel for a region like Los Angeles. But once you're done checking out all the great things to do in Sun Valley, you'll want a way to see everything that Los Angeles provides.

Riding the bus is a cheap way to move around Sun Valley and the nearby neighborhoods, but then you have to adhere to a strict schedule and make sure you have the right amount of money. Taxis and rideshares can be more convenient, but the costs can add up. Plus, you may not be able to get one when you need a lift. A Sun Valley car rental is the simplest way to make sure you experience the entirety of the neighborhood and other parts of Los Angeles on your vacation. Read below to learn everything you want to know about renting a car in Sun Valley.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get a cheap car rental in Sun Valley?

Trying to find the lowest car rental rates? You've come to the right place. Make sure you get the most savings on your tip to Sun Valley by doing a few things:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
  • Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

Make sure you understand the rental policy before you reserve your vehicle.

What kind of vehicle should I rent while in Sun Valley?

With so many car types to decide from, it may be hard to figure out which car is the best for your visit. However, you'll want to take into consideration the amount of driving and how many you're driving with. Our table below can help you book which car is the best one for you.

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
PremiumWhen you really want to go all out on your getaway to Sun ValleyInfiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar
SUVSizable groups that need room for all their bagsDodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar
Economy or Compact CarCouple or two friends heading to the beach and backFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

Do I have to be a certain age to rent a car in Sun Valley?

The minimum age to rent an automobile in most cities, like Sun Valley, Los Angeles, is 21. However, there is usually an added charge if you or the added driver are under 25 years of age. Moreover, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be further age restrictions. Check with the rental car company before you book.

Does the United States require car insurance?

In United States of America you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. You might also be able to buy additional insurance through the supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.

Many major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not completely covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Los Angeles. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout.

What is the fuel policy on my rental car?

We advise a full tank policy. You receive the car with full tank of gas, and you should bring it back it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, you'll want to find a filling station before you bring it back to the supplier.

Can I reserve a one-way rental in Sun Valley?

Many car rental suppliers offer one-way rentals. It may be more convenient to drop off your car at another location. However, there is generally an extra fee for one-way drop offs.

Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Sun Valley?

The majority of suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to ensure it's part of your bundle. It's useful to know how far you want to drive and plan your trips in advance. Although most rental car providers offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your rental agreement you could face additional cost. You may need to get unlimited miles if you're imagining some road trips to discover all that Los Angeles or even California has to offer.

What is there to do around Sun Valley?

Once you've checked out Sun Valley, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around Los Angeles that are just a drive away. You'll be excited you rented a vehicle because there are a number of museums and landmarks to check out around Sun Valley. Looking for things to fill an afternoon? Then hop in your car and drive to:

  • Interact with a bit of local history with a visit to the Bradbury Building
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum can give you an intriguing look into some California history
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a California landmark that could make a good starting point for a day trip
  • Take in even more California culture at the Getty Center

of course, there is a lot more to do in and around Sun Valley. Hop in your car rental and find what's out there.

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You won't have to worry about aligning your getaway to a metro schedule. Once you have reserved a car rental in Sun Valley from us, you'll be able to cruise all over Sun Valley and the rest of Los Angeles at your leisure. Peruse our choice of cars from the top rental car agencies in the country and choose the ideal auto for your Sun Valley vacation! The perfect ride is only a few clicks away.

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