Car rentals in Oregon: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Oregon whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Oregon. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Oregon. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Oregon?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Oregon?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oregon?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Oregon||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Oregon?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Oregon is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Oregon?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Oregon. Look into it before you book and, if it's required, you can just include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service 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. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oregon?
If you plan to check out all that Oregon offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Oregon. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the vehicle 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Oregon rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Oregon has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Oregon.