Car rentals in Albany: All you need to know
An Albany car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Western Australia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Albany. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Albany?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Albany has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Albany.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Albany?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Albany?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Albany. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV||Family vacations where you need additional room||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Albany?
Usually, to rent a car in Albany you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars. Read through the terms to discover what any additional charges is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Albany?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Albany. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees 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 rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Albany?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Albany. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring added charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot on your Albany adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out 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
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Albany car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Albany has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Albany.