Car rentals in College Place: All you need to know
A College Place 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 Washington has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in College Place. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain rental car in College Place?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your College Place rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in College Place?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to College Place?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit College Place. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise College Place||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with plenty of suitcases and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in College Place?
Generally, to rent a car in College Place 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 go over the rental agreement to find what the exact charge is before you rent your car.
Does College Place require rental car insurance?
When driving around College Place or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open 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 get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. 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 pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide 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 return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many 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 College Place.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your College Place vacation, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your College Place rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels College Place has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in College Place.