Car rentals in Napa: All you need to know
A Napa car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of California has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Napa. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Napa?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Napa. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Napa.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Napa?
There are around six rental providers to pick from in Napa. You'll find some of the best companies, like Thrifty. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Napa?
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 bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Napa in style||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Napa?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Napa is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover what the total is before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Napa?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, 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 a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up 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 have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers choose 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 miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Napa. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to discover if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Napa adventure, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Look over 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Napa car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your needs and not break the bank.