Car rentals in Foster City: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Foster City whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Foster City. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Foster City. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Foster City?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Foster City has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Foster City?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Foster City?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Foster City. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to read over the table 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 off-road adventure||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Foster City?
Typically, to rent a car in Foster City you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the terms to determine what the total will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Foster City?
When cruising through Foster City or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Foster City.
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 find a gas station close to 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 like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest 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 fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the 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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when 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 should I get?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Foster City. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Foster City rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Foster City has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Foster City.