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Car rentals in Placerville: All you need to know

You need a great car to take you around Placerville whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Placerville. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Placerville. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How do I get a bargain car rental in Placerville?

CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Placerville you can do a few things. You can:

  • Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
  • Book your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Placerville?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National 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 your next trip.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California town means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryWhen you need the bestCamaro, Chrysler 300, or similar
Minivan or SUVFamily getaways where you need additional roomJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
Compact CarWhen saving money is a top priorityChevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Placerville?

Normally, to rent a car in Placerville you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you reserve your rental.

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

Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Placerville rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you need 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 feesYou only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you wish to see all that Placerville and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Placerville vacation, check a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:

  • Walk around the car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out 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 city

Book your Placerville car rental today

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