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Car rentals in Washington: All you need to know

A Washington car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Utah has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Washington. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

Where do I get a bargain rental car in Washington?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Washington has to offer. You can also:

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

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

What rental companies have outlets in Washington?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.

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

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Washington. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Washington?

Generally, to rent a car in Washington you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to figure out any additional fees is before you book your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Washington?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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 do you recommend?

We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Washington. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Review your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Walk around the vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your Washington car rental today

When you reserve your Washington rental car with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a great car that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Washington rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you around town.