Car rentals in Lahaina: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Lahaina whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Lahaina. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lahaina. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Lahaina?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Lahaina has to offer. You should also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Lahaina?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lahaina?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Hawaii town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lahaina?
Usually, to rent a car in Lahaina you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact price will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Lahaina?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged 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 fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide 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||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing the car back with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the rental car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lahaina?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Lahaina vacation, check a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 driving around a new city
Book your Lahaina car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Lahaina has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Lahaina.