Car rentals in Tacoma: All you need to know
A Tacoma car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Washington has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Tacoma. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Tacoma?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Tacoma?
CarRentals.com has around a half-dozen car rental providers to pick from in Tacoma. You'll find some of the best providers, like Avis. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Tacoma?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Tacoma. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Tacoma?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Tacoma is 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Tacoma?
When driving around Tacoma or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Tacoma.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.
You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise 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 Tacoma?
If you wish to explore all that Tacoma and maybe even the rest of Washington offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Tacoma. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Tacoma adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around your car 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 properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Tacoma rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can suit your requirements and not break the bank.