Car rentals in Oshakati: All you need to know
An Oshakati car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Oshakati. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Oshakati?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Oshakati has to offer. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Oshakati?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oshakati?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Oshakati. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to go all out on your trip to Oshakati||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family vacations where you need the extra room||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Oshakati?
Usually, to rent a car in Oshakati you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find what the total is before you book your rental.
Does Oshakati require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Oshakati or the rest of country, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance with the rental agency.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Oshakati.
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 have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up 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?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You should get into your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Oshakati offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Oshakati. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the lot on your Oshakati adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. 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 inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 Oshakati rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Oshakati has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Oshakati.