Car rentals in Oregon: All you need to know
An Oregon car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Missouri has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Oregon. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Oregon?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Oregon. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily 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 Oregon rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Oregon?
From global names like Ace 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 types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oregon?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Oregon. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Oregon in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family vacations where you need the extra room||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Oregon?
Typically, to rent a car in Oregon 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 review the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oregon?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Oregon. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can just add it at checkout.
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 an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you 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 refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at 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 have to fill the tank back up 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 should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You should get into your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oregon?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Oregon rental car today
You know you can count on a grand car that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Oregon rental car. See you on the road.