Car rentals in Monterey: All you need to know
A Monterey 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 else the rest of Indiana has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Monterey. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Monterey?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the best rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Monterey has to offer. You can also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Monterey?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Monterey?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Monterey. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Monterey||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Monterey?
Typically, to rent a car in Monterey you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to find what any additional charges is before you book your vehicle.
Does Monterey require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a car. With that said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|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 at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any 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 pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need 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 find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. 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 begin on your Monterey vacation, go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Monterey car rental today
Know that you can depend on a wonderful car that will leave you with money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Monterey rental car. See you out here.