Car rentals in Gatesville: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Gatesville whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Gatesville. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Gatesville. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Gatesville?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Gatesville. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Gatesville.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Gatesville?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Gatesville?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Gatesville. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Texas back-country||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with bags and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Gatesville?
Typically, to rent a car in Gatesville you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Does Gatesville require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Gatesville. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have 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 charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before 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 get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Gatesville?
If you wish to see all that Gatesville 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 Gatesville. Read the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Gatesville vacation, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Gatesville car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Gatesville has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Gatesville.