Car rentals in Mojave: All you need to know
A Mojave car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Mojave. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Mojave?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Mojave?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Mojave?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Mojave. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Mojave in style||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Mojave together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Mojave?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Mojave 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 terms to determine any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Mojave?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. However, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Mojave. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can just add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service 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. Many providers offer 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 usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Mojave.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Mojave?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Mojave. You can drive wherever you like and not incur extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to discover if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and be sure there is no dents 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Mojave car rental today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand set of wheels that will result in more extra cash in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Mojave rental car. We'll see you on the road.