Car rentals in Bastrop: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Bastrop whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Bastrop. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Bastrop. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Bastrop?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Bastrop?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bastrop?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Texas metropolis means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Bastrop?
Generally, to rent a car in Bastrop you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to find what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Bastrop?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Bastrop.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bastrop rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Bastrop has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Bastrop.