Car rentals in Galveston: All you need to know
A Galveston car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Indiana has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Galveston. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Galveston?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Galveston. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Galveston.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Galveston?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Galveston?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Galveston. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Galveston?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Galveston is 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 rental agreement to find what the exact charge will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Galveston?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a car. Nevertheless, 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, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Galveston. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can simply include it at checkout.
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 find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas 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 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||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 you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your 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 need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Galveston?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Galveston adventure, go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. 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 both the lug wrench and jack 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Galveston rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Galveston has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Galveston.