Car rentals in Dana Point: All you need to know
A Dana Point car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of California has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Dana Point. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Dana Point?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Dana Point has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Dana Point rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Dana Point?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dana Point?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Dana Point. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Dana Point||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Dana Point together||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Dana Point?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Dana Point is 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Dana Point?
Insurance is required, wherever 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, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Dana Point. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can easily include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Dana Point rental cars?
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 your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don'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 get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Dana Point?
If you want to explore all that Dana Point and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Dana Point. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Dana Point trip, be sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Dana Point rental car today
You know you can count on a great set of wheels that will result in more extra cash to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Dana Point rental car. We'll see you on the road.