Car rentals in Alamo: All you need to know
An Alamo car rental gives you the opportunity 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 California has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Alamo. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Alamo?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Alamo rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Alamo?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Alamo?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Alamo. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Alamo||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Alamo?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Alamo is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category cars. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Alamo?
When cruising through Alamo or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Alamo.
Are there 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 close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Alamo.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Alamo?
If you wish to see all that Alamo and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Alamo. Read the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Alamo adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Alamo 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.