Car rentals in Hawi: All you need to know
A Hawi car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Hawaii has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Hawi. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Hawi?
You are on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with us. However, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Hawi rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Hawi?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hawi?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Hawaii town means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Hawaii back-country||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfy ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Hawi?
Typically, to rent a car in Hawi you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Hawi?
When driving in Hawi or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the 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 an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel 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 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 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 get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask 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 might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We advise a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Hawi trip, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hawi car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.