Car rentals in Livermore: All you need to know
A Livermore car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Maine has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Livermore. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Livermore?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Livermore has to offer. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Livermore rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Livermore?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Livermore?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Livermore. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Livermore?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Livermore is 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 review the terms to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Livermore?
When driving in Livermore or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Livermore.
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 an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 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 fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier 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 you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your 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 recommend 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 Livermore?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Livermore. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Livermore adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and 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 area
Book your Livermore car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Livermore has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Livermore.