Car rentals in Harbin: All you need to know
A Harbin car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Harbin. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Harbin?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Harbin has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Harbin rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Harbin?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Harbin?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Harbin. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the back-country||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Harbin?
Normally, to rent a car in Harbin you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to discover what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Harbin?
When driving around Harbin or the rest of country, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental agency.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Harbin.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find 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 collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want 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 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 pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your 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 the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Harbin?
If you want to see all that Harbin offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Harbin. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Harbin adventure, make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Harbin car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.