Car rentals in Fountain Valley: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Fountain Valley whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Fountain Valley. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Fountain Valley. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Fountain Valley?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Fountain Valley. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Fountain Valley?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Fountain Valley?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Fountain Valley. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to treat yourself on your visit to Fountain Valley||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Fountain Valley together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Fountain Valley?
Normally, to rent a car in Fountain Valley you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the terms to determine what any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Fountain Valley?
When cruising through Fountain Valley or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Fountain Valley.
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||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees 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. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Fountain Valley. You can drive wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the lot on your Fountain Valley adventure. You should:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Fountain Valley rental car 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 fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.