Car rentals in Bodega Bay: All you need to know
A Bodega Bay car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of California has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Bodega Bay. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Bodega Bay?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Bodega Bay. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Bodega Bay?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bodega Bay?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Bodega Bay. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Bodega Bay||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups that need room for all their suitcases||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bodega Bay?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Bodega Bay 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 read through the rental agreement to discover what the total is before you rent your car.
Does Bodega Bay require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever 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, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We encourage returning your car with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before returning the rental car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bodega Bay car rental today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a great set of wheels that will result in more extra cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Bodega Bay rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you out here.