Car rentals in Diablo: All you need to know
A Diablo car rental gives you the opportunity 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 California has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Diablo. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Diablo?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Diablo. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Diablo.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Diablo?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Diablo?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Diablo. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Diablo in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV||Family vacations where you need additional room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Diablo?
Usually, to rent a car in Diablo you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go over the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your vehicle.
Does Diablo require rental car insurance?
When driving in Diablo or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Diablo.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like 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 pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel 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 fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate 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 won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Diablo and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Diablo. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Diablo adventure, go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Diablo car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.