Car rentals in Baker City: All you need to know
A Baker City car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Oregon has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Baker City. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Baker City?
You're on your way to locating the best price on your car rental when you use us. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the true cost before you rent
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Baker City rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Baker City?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Baker City?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Oregon metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Baker City?
Typically, to rent a car in Baker City you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go through the terms to determine what the exact charge is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Baker City?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering larger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Baker City.
What is the difference between all the 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 an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. 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 upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer 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||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. We advise bringing it back with a full tank. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before returning the vehicle. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers 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 get going on your Baker City adventure, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Baker City car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.