Car rentals in Clearwater: All you need to know
A Clearwater car rental gives you the opportunity 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 Kansas has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Clearwater. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Clearwater?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Clearwater rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Clearwater?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Clearwater?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Clearwater. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Clearwater in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Clearwater together||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Clearwater?
Typically, to rent a car in Clearwater you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to discover what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Clearwater?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. 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, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Clearwater. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can easily add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Clearwater rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before returning the rental car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher 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.
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Clearwater adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Clearwater car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Clearwater has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Clearwater.