Car rentals in Palm Harbor: All you need to know
A Palm Harbor 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 see what the rest of Florida has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Palm Harbor. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Palm Harbor?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Palm Harbor. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Palm Harbor rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Palm Harbor?
In Palm Harbor, we have 3 rental companies to pick from, like Thrifty. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Palm Harbor?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Palm Harbor. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Palm Harbor?
Generally, to rent a car in Palm Harbor you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars. Read over the supplier's terms to find what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Palm Harbor?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is required, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you need 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, 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 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 of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask 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||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety 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 Palm Harbor.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Palm Harbor?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Palm Harbor trip, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Palm Harbor car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Palm Harbor has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Palm Harbor.