Car rentals in Oakland: All you need to know
An Oakland car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Kentucky has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Oakland. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Oakland?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Oakland has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Know 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 Oakland.
What rental companies have retailers in Oakland?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oakland?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Oakland. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Oakland||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their bags||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Oakland?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Oakland is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oakland?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Oakland.
What are the 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 an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect 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 need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Oakland and maybe even the rest of Kentucky offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Oakland. Read the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Oakland trip, check a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Oakland car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a perfect ride that will result in more cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Oakland rental car. See you on the road.