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Car rentals in Los Altos: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to get around Los Altos whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Los Altos. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Los Altos. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

Where can I get a bargain car rental in Los Altos?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Los Altos has to offer. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Decide the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Los Altos.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Los Altos?

From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Los Altos?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California town means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classWhen you want to travel Los Altos in styleMercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar
MinivanIf you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfortable rideChrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
Economy CarCouple or two friends heading to the beach and backFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Los Altos?

Usually, to rent a car in Los Altos you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find any additional fees will be before you book your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Los Altos?

Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. With that said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can conveniently include it at checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Los Altos rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou 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 fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You should get your automobile topped off. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring your car back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Los Altos?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Los Altos. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur extra charges. Go over your policy to see if there are mileage limitations.

Before you drive off

Make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot on your Los Altos adventure. It's important to:

  • Inspect the vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Los Altos car rental today

Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.