Car rentals in Fresno: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Fresno whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Fresno. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Fresno. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Fresno?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Fresno has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Fresno rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Fresno?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Fresno?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Fresno. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Fresno||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Fresno together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Fresno?
Normally, to rent a car in Fresno you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to discover what the total is before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Fresno?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill 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. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||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 get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
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?
If you plan to see all that Fresno and maybe even the rest of Texas offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Fresno. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Fresno vacation, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Look over the vehicle 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 properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 Fresno rental car today
Know that you can depend on a grand set of wheels that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Fresno car rental. See you on the road.