Car rentals in Columbia City: All you need to know
A Columbia City car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Oregon has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Columbia City. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Columbia City?
You're well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental with us. However, you can do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Columbia City.
What rental companies have outlets in Columbia City?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Columbia City?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Oregon metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Columbia City?
Typically, to rent a car in Columbia City you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go through the terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Columbia City?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near 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 automobile. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate 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 need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing it back filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before you bring the car back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Columbia City and maybe even the rest of Oregon offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Columbia City. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Columbia City vacation, be sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Columbia City car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Columbia City has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Columbia City.