Car rentals in Gstaad: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Gstaad whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Gstaad. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Gstaad. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Gstaad?
You're well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Gstaad.
What rental companies have retailers in Gstaad?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, 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 you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Gstaad?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Gstaad. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Gstaad in style||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Gstaad together||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Gstaad?
Generally, to rent a car in Gstaad you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to determine any additional charges is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Gstaad?
Insurance is always needed, 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 benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Gstaad?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Gstaad. You can drive wherever you want and not incur added charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Gstaad trip, go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no damage 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 the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Gstaad rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.