Car rentals in Oregon: All you need to know
An Oregon car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Oregon. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Oregon?
You're on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. 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. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Oregon?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oregon?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Oregon. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over our table 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 Oregon||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with plenty of suitcases and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Oregon?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Oregon is 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 over the supplier's terms to figure out any additional fees will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oregon?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Oregon.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish 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 gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing it back with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oregon?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Oregon. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur extra charges. Review your rental agreement to discover if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Oregon trip, be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and make sure 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 determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Oregon rental car today
You know you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will result in more money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Oregon car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you around town.