Car rentals in Concord: All you need to know
A Concord car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of California has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Concord. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Concord?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Concord. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Concord.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Concord?
CarRentals.com has around 19 car rental companies in the Concord area. You'll find well-known companies like Hertz and Sixt and wallet-friendly suppliers like Payless and Fox. 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 Concord?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Concord. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their suitcases||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Concord?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Concord is 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 determine what the total is before you book your rental.
Does Concord require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering bigger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Concord.
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 have to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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, it's only necessary 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 pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the 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 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We recommend bringing it back filled up. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Concord and maybe even the rest of California 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 sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Concord trip, be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Concord rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can suit your needs and not break the bank.