Car rentals in Bellingham: All you need to know
A Bellingham car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Washington has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Bellingham. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Bellingham?
You are well on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Bellingham.
What rental companies have outlets in Bellingham?
In Bellingham, we have 4 rental car companies to decide from, like Hertz. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bellingham?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Washington city 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||Families looking for adventure in the Washington back-country||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfortable ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Bellingham?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Bellingham is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go through the terms to discover what the exact price is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Bellingham?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Bellingham rental cars?
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||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay 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 an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up 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 do you recommend?
We advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring your car back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Bellingham. You can drive wherever you want and not incur extra charges. Be sure to read your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Bellingham vacation, check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your car and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Bellingham car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a grand ride that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Bellingham car rental when you book with us. We'll see you out here.