Car rentals in Eureka: All you need to know
A Eureka 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 find out what else the rest of California has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Eureka. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Eureka?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Eureka?
In Eureka, we have 4 car rental providers to decide from, like Thrifty. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Eureka?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Eureka in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Eureka together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Eureka?
Typically, to rent a car in Eureka you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the terms to find what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Eureka?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for 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 automobile. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid 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 pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We encourage returning it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Eureka?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Eureka. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Eureka adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Eureka 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 who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can align with your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.