Car rentals in Perth: All you need to know
A Perth car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of North Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Perth. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Perth?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by booking through CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Perth?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Perth?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Perth. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Perth?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Perth is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Perth?
When driving around Perth or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Perth.
What are the 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 search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol 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 won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We encourage returning it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Perth and maybe even the rest of North Dakota offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Perth adventure. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Perth car rental 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 car rental that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.