Car rentals in Pahoa: All you need to know
A Pahoa car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Hawaii has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Pahoa. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Pahoa?
You're on your way to locating the best price on your car rental by booking through CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- 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 on your Pahoa rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Pahoa?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Pahoa?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Pahoa. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Hawaii back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact 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 Pahoa?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Pahoa is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Pahoa?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Pahoa.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. 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 pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get 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. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Pahoa.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Pahoa. You can drive wherever you like and not incur extra charges. Review your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Pahoa adventure, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and 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 Pahoa car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Pahoa has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Pahoa.