Car rentals in Kodiak: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Kodiak whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Kodiak. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Kodiak. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Kodiak?
You're on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental by booking through CarRentals.com. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Kodiak?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Kodiak?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Kodiak. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving in large cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Kodiak?
Normally, to rent a car in Kodiak you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read through the terms to figure out what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Kodiak?
When driving in Kodiak or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make 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 have to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check 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 collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back topped off. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Kodiak and maybe even the rest of Alaska offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over the car and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Kodiak car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Kodiak has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Kodiak.