Car rentals in Cocoa Beach: All you need to know
A Cocoa Beach car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Florida has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Cocoa Beach. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Cocoa Beach?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Cocoa Beach. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Cocoa Beach?
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. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cocoa Beach?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Cocoa Beach. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Cocoa Beach in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Cocoa Beach together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cocoa Beach?
Generally, to rent a car in Cocoa Beach you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Cocoa Beach?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. With that said, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 need to search for 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 pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the 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 pick up the vehicle, and you won'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 need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Cocoa Beach.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cocoa Beach?
If you wish to explore all that Cocoa Beach and maybe even the rest of Florida offers, you are 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 sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Cocoa Beach vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Cocoa Beach car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.