Car rentals in Cascadia: All you need to know
A Cascadia car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Oregon has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Cascadia. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Cascadia?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Cascadia you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Cascadia?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Cascadia?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Cascadia. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Cascadia?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Cascadia is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find what the total is before you book your rental.
Does Cascadia require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. That said, 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 have to add it to your booking for Cascadia. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Cascadia rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a 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 vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Cascadia and maybe even the rest of Oregon offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Cascadia adventure, go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the 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
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Cascadia car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Cascadia has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Cascadia.