Car rentals in Galveston: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Galveston whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Galveston. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Galveston. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Galveston?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Galveston. You should also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
- Don't get more car than you need. Typically, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
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 Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Galveston?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Texas town means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family trips where you need the extra room||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Galveston?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Galveston is 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 terms to discover any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Galveston?
When driving in Galveston or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Galveston.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a 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 vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers 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 a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need 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 locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before bringing the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Galveston and maybe even the rest of Texas offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Galveston. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
What is Galveston famous for?
There is tons to see and do in Galveston. Some of Galveston's most popular attractions are:
- Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
- Moody Mansion
- Stewart Beach
Fortunately, you'll be able to drive to whichever one you want or visit all of them.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Galveston vacation, check a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 Galveston rental car today
Know that you can count on a wonderful car that will leave you with money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Galveston car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you out here.