Car rentals in Fort Shafter: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Fort Shafter whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Fort Shafter. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Fort Shafter. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Fort Shafter?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Fort Shafter has to offer. You should also:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Don't rent more car than you need. Normally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Fort Shafter rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Fort Shafter?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Fort Shafter?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Hawaii city means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Fort Shafter in style||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Fort Shafter?
Generally, to rent a car in Fort Shafter you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the supplier's terms to discover what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Fort Shafter?
When driving around Fort Shafter or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental agency. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car 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 pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider 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 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 don'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 need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers choose 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 Fort Shafter?
If you want to check out all that Fort Shafter and maybe even the rest of Hawaii offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Fort Shafter adventure, check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on the 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Fort Shafter car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.