Car rentals in Huntington Beach: All you need to know
A Huntington Beach 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 find out what the rest of California has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Huntington Beach. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Huntington Beach?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Huntington Beach.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Huntington Beach?
In Huntington Beach, CarRentals.com has a few rental car companies to decide from, like Avis. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Huntington Beach?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California city means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to Huntington Beach||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Huntington Beach?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Huntington Beach is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Huntington Beach require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Huntington Beach or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Huntington Beach rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Huntington Beach. You can drive as much as you like without incurring added charges. Review your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Huntington Beach adventure, make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. 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 wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Huntington Beach 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 break your wallet.