Car rentals in Oahu: All you need to know
An Oahu car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Hawaii has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Oahu. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Oahu?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Oahu has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Oahu.
What rental companies have retailers in Oahu?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oahu?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Hawaii metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving around big cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Oahu?
Generally, to rent a car in Oahu you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oahu?
When cruising through Oahu or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the 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 collect your vehicle. 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 pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Oahu. You can drive as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Read over your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Oahu trip, check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Oahu car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Oahu has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Oahu.