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 check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Western Australia has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Perth. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Perth?
You're well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental by going through us. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Perth rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Perth?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Perth?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Western Australia metropolis means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Perth?
Usually, to rent a car in Perth you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to find what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Does Perth require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a vehicle. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Perth rental cars?
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 close to your rental car supplier
|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 then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. 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'll receive the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the 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||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 won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||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 should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 Perth.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Perth?
If you plan to check out all that Perth offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Perth adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and be certain there is no 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Perth 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.