Car rentals in Friday Harbor: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Friday Harbor whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Friday Harbor. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Friday Harbor. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Friday Harbor?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Friday Harbor. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Friday Harbor rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Friday Harbor?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Friday Harbor?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Friday Harbor. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Friday Harbor?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Friday Harbor is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to find what the total will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Friday Harbor?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for 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 vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish 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, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want 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 and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol 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 won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your 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 suggest that you 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 check out all that Friday Harbor and maybe even the rest of Washington offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Friday Harbor. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Friday Harbor adventure, be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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 necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Friday Harbor rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Friday Harbor has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Friday Harbor.