Car rentals in Barstow: All you need to know
A Barstow 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 Texas has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Barstow. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Barstow?
You are on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental by going through us. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the true cost before you book
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Barstow rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Barstow?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, 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 Barstow?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Barstow. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Barstow?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Barstow is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to determine what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Does Barstow require rental car insurance?
When driving around Barstow or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Barstow.
What is the fuel policy for Barstow rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||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 collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the vehicle. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Barstow?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Barstow. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Read over your policy to discover if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Barstow trip, make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Look over 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Barstow rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not break the bank.