Car rentals in Ellensburg: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Ellensburg whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Ellensburg. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Ellensburg. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Ellensburg?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually 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 big on your Ellensburg rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Ellensburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ellensburg?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Ellensburg. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ellensburg?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Ellensburg 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 go through the supplier's terms to find what the total will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Ellensburg?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Ellensburg.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open 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 get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like 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. 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 pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We suggest a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the vehicle. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Ellensburg and maybe even the rest of Washington offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Ellensburg. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Ellensburg trip, go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ellensburg rental car today
Know that you can depend on a great car that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Ellensburg rental car. We'll see you out here.