Car rentals in Oregon: All you need to know
An Oregon 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 area has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Oregon. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Oregon?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Oregon 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 save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Oregon.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Oregon?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oregon?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Oregon. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Oregon?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Oregon is 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Oregon?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Oregon. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Oregon rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged 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 pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies 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||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 pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oregon?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Oregon. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot on your Oregon adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Oregon rental car today
Know that you can depend on a grand ride that will leave you with cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Oregon car rental when you book with us. We'll see you around town.