Car rentals in Novato: All you need to know
A Novato car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of California has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Novato. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Novato?
You are well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental by reserving it through us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Novato rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Novato?
In Novato, there are a few rental suppliers to decide from, like Enterprise. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Novato?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Novato. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Novato||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family vacations where you need additional room||Chrysler Pacifica, 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|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Novato?
Typically, to rent a car in Novato you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go over the terms to find any additional charges will be before you book your car.
Does Novato require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you could already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can easily add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||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 fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up 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. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||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 collect the vehicle, and you don'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 need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage returning it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Novato. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Novato vacation, check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see 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 Novato rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Novato has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Novato.