Car rentals in Oregon: All you need to know
An Oregon car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the region has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Oregon. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Oregon?
You are on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with us. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Oregon rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Oregon?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oregon?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Oregon. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the back-country||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Oregon?
Generally, to rent a car in Oregon you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Oregon?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a car. That said, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Oregon. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car 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 fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges 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 the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the 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 do you recommend?
We usually advise that you 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
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 leave the lot
Before you begin on your Oregon vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Oregon car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Oregon has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Oregon.