Car rentals in Hilmar: All you need to know
A Hilmar car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Hilmar. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Hilmar?
You are well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Hilmar you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the true cost before you rent
- Decide what car you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Hilmar rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Hilmar?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Hilmar?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Hilmar. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hilmar?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Hilmar is 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to find what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Hilmar?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Hilmar.
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 have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You should receive your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before returning the vehicle.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hilmar?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those 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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Hilmar adventure, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Hilmar car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Hilmar has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Hilmar.