Car rentals in Mountain View: All you need to know
A Mountain View car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Missouri has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Mountain View. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Mountain View?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Mountain View has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Mountain View.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Mountain View?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Mountain View?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Mountain View. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Mountain View in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Mountain View?
Normally, to rent a car in Mountain View you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to discover any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Mountain View require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Mountain View or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental agency. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Mountain View.
What is the fuel policy for Mountain View rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||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 pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car 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. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Mountain View vacation, go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Mountain View car rental today
You know you can depend on a grand ride that will result in more extra cash in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Mountain View car rental. See you around town.