Car rentals in Odessa: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Odessa whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Odessa. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Odessa. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Odessa?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Odessa has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Odessa rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Odessa?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Odessa?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Florida metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Odessa||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Odessa?
Normally, to rent a car in Odessa you must be at least 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 the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Odessa?
When driving around Odessa or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges 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. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more 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 pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Odessa and maybe even the rest of Florida offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Odessa. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Odessa adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Odessa car rental today
Know that you can depend on a grand set of wheels that will result in more extra money in the bank when you reserve your Odessa rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Odessa car rental. See you around town.