Car rentals in Kotzebue: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Kotzebue whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Kotzebue. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Kotzebue. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Kotzebue?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, 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 typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Kotzebue rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Kotzebue?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the 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 Kotzebue?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Kotzebue. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to look over the chart below. We have 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 enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for maneuvering around big cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Kotzebue?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Kotzebue is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Kotzebue?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Kotzebue.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
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 your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much gas 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. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Kotzebue?
If you want to explore all that Kotzebue and maybe even the rest of Alaska offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Kotzebue. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Kotzebue trip, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Kotzebue rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Kotzebue has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Kotzebue.