Car rentals in Kapaau: All you need to know
A Kapaau car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Hawaii has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Kapaau. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Kapaau?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Kapaau?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Kapaau?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Kapaau. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Kapaau in style||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Kapaau?
Typically, to rent a car in Kapaau you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to discover what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Kapaau require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Kapaau or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Kapaau.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open 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 get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Kapaau. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Go over your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Kapaau vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Kapaau car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Kapaau has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Kapaau.