Car rentals in Palm Bay: All you need to know
A Palm Bay car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Florida has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Palm Bay. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Palm Bay?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Palm Bay you can do a few things. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Palm Bay.
What rental companies have retailers in Palm Bay?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Palm Bay?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Florida city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to go all out on your trip to Palm Bay||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for maneuvering through busy cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Palm Bay?
Generally, to rent a car in Palm Bay you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Palm Bay?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to 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 car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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, you'll only have to 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. Check with 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 bring back the car||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 collect the vehicle, and you don't have 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 shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before you bring the car back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. 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
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage 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 properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Palm Bay 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 rental car that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.