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Thrifty car rentals in San Rafael: All you need to know

If you want to see everything San Rafael has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Thrifty. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own vehicle enables you to go to the places you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to California more enjoyable with a Thrifty rental car.

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San Rafael is a perfect spot when you wish a break from busyness of a big city. Many visitors come to experience San Rafael's diverse culture and tons of entertainment options. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to see as much of San Rafael as you can during your trip. And if you need to see what else is around San Rafael, then jump behind the wheel of your Thrifty car rental and see what else is out there.

We work with the most dependable dealers in the industry, like Thrifty, because they are well-known for their successful track record in providing customers with the best vehicles. We can help your visit get off on the right foot.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get the best deals on a San Rafael Thrifty car rental?

We try to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. However, reserving your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Make sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.

What do I need to bring when I pick up my car rental in San Rafael?

Be sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's San Rafael's minimum age to rent a car?

Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in San Rafael is 21. Take time to go over Thrifty's policy, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles in particular.

What kind of Thrifty rental car should I get for my trip to San Rafael?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit San Rafael. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and ideal for short drives. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride on longer trips. If you are hoping to get the most out of your trip near San Rafael's coast, then go for a convertible for some fun under the sun.

Does the United States require car insurance?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in the United States. Many major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically cover your car rental. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to San Rafael. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?

Thrifty does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.

Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Thrifty?

We recommend a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to Thrifty.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

San Rafael's small-town atmosphere definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've spent a day at the beach or explored the shore.

Does Thrifty offer one-way rentals in San Rafael?

Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental car at a different Thrifty. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you choose one-way.

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With so much to do and see in San Rafael, having the keys to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of California, you can leave wherever you want to, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or hail a taxicab.

Before your next getaway, book your Thrifty San Rafael rental car and zip off to take in all the must-do activities at your leisure. Reserve with CarRentals.com and drive the open road in San Rafael, California.