Car rentals in Oregon: All you need to know
An Oregon car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Oregon. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Oregon?
You are well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental by reserving it through us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Oregon rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Oregon?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oregon?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Oregon. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Oregon in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family vacations where you need additional room||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Oregon?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Oregon is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read over the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Oregon?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up 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. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up 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 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?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Oregon adventure. You should:
- Look over your car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Oregon car rental today
Know that you can depend on a grand set of wheels that will leave you with extra cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Oregon car rental. See you around town.