Car rentals in Ocean Beach: All you need to know
An Ocean Beach car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Ocean Beach. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Ocean Beach?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Ocean Beach has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Generally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Ocean Beach rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Ocean Beach?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ocean Beach?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Ocean Beach. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the New York back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact 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 Ocean Beach?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Ocean Beach is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Ocean Beach?
When driving in Ocean Beach or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. 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 refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Ocean Beach?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Ocean Beach adventure. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ocean Beach rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.