Car rentals in Needles: All you need to know
A Needles car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Needles. 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 car rental in Needles?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Needles has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Needles?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Needles?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Needles. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Needles||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Needles together||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Needles?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Needles 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 book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Needles?
When driving in Needles or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental agency. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Needles.
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 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 automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the 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||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range 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?
If you wish to explore all that Needles and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Needles adventure, check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Needles rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a grand car that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Needles rental car. See you on the road.