If you want to see everything Santa Barbara has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Dollar. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own vehicle, you can drive anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to California even better with a Dollar rental car.
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Santa Barbara is a perfect town when you need a break from rat race of a big city. With everything there is to see and do, you'll need your own car to explore as much as you can while on your trip. If you need to mix it up from Santa Barbara's easy-going vibes, then jump in the driver's seat of your Dollar rental car and see what else is out there.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I get the best rates on a Santa Barbara Dollar rental car?
We try to get you the best rates, whether you reserve your vehicle. But booking your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my vehicle in Santa Barbara?
Be sure to present your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Santa Barbara's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Santa Barbara require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to check Dollar's policy to find out if there is an additional cost before you book.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Santa Barbara?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Santa Barbara. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and good for short commutes. Commute times in Santa Barbara are close to 32 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then pick a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Santa Barbara getaway can choose the premium category for a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent. Many of the major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger 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 head to Santa Barbara. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Dollar require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Dollar requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Dollar will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip to Santa Barbara. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Dollar?
We advise a full tank policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to Dollar.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to see what else California has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Santa Barbara.
Can I get a one-way rental from Dollar?
Dollar usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your vehicle at a different Dollar. However, there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, having the keys to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of California, you can go wherever you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or having to be committed to a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your Dollar Santa Barbara car rental and take off to all the must-do activities. Reserve through CarRentals.com and cruise the road in Santa Barbara, California.