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 Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Clearwater. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Clearwater?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, you can do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Clearwater.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Clearwater?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Clearwater?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Clearwater. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Clearwater?
Normally, to rent a car in Clearwater you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Clearwater?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some insurance, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice 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 plan to check out all that Clearwater and maybe even the rest of Minnesota offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Clearwater trip, make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your 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
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Clearwater car rental today
You know you can depend on a grand car that will leave you with cash to spare when you reserve your Clearwater rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Clearwater rental car. We'll see you on the road.