Car rentals in Castelo Branco: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Castelo Branco whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Castelo Branco. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Castelo Branco. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Castelo Branco?
You're well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Castelo Branco?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Castelo Branco?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Castelo Branco in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Castelo Branco?
Typically, to rent a car in Castelo Branco you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Castelo Branco require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Castelo Branco. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
Are there different 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||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We encourage a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle 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 the car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Castelo Branco?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Castelo Branco. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring extra charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Castelo Branco adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Castelo Branco car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Castelo Branco has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Castelo Branco.