Car rentals in Apia: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Apia whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Apia. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Apia. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Apia?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Apia has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Apia?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Apia?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Apia together||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking around busy cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Apia?
Usually, to rent a car in Apia you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to find any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Apia?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Several credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Apia.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol 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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Apia adventure, check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out your car and be sure there is no 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and 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 area
Book your Apia car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Apia has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Apia.