Car rentals in East Olympia: All you need to know
An East Olympia 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. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in East Olympia. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in East Olympia?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in East Olympia. You can also:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in East Olympia?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in East Olympia?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit East Olympia. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Washington back-country||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in East Olympia?
Typically, to rent a car in East Olympia you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to find what the exact fee is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in East Olympia?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for East Olympia rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near 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 car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. 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 refill 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. Ask the supplier to see if they'll 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 more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when 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 as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We suggest bringing the car back filled up. For a cheaper rate, find a gas station before bringing the rental car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in East Olympia?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your East Olympia rental car today
You know you can count on a great ride that will result in more extra cash to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal East Olympia car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you on the road.