Car rentals in Cougar: All you need to know
A Cougar car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Washington has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Cougar. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Cougar?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Cougar?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Cougar?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Cougar. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cougar?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Cougar is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read over the terms to find what any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Cougar?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find 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 pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling 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 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 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 may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 Cougar.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Cougar. You can drive as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Cougar vacation, go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Cougar rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Cougar has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Cougar.