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Car rentals in Petrolia: All you need to know

A Petrolia 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 California has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Petrolia. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Petrolia?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Petrolia has to offer. You should also:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
  • Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage 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 suppliers have outlets in Petrolia?

From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Petrolia?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Petrolia. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classBusiness travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise PetroliaCadillac, Audi, or similar
Minivan or SUVLarge groups that need room for all their bagsFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallonBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Petrolia?

Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Petrolia is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Read over the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your car.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Petrolia?

Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. With that said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

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 need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill 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. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationYou usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We recommend returning it topped off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before returning the rental car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Look over your car and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • 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 windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Petrolia 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.