Car rentals in Point Reyes Station: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Point Reyes Station whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Point Reyes Station. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Point Reyes Station. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Point Reyes Station?
We always try to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know 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 Point Reyes Station rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Point Reyes Station?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Point Reyes Station?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Point Reyes Station. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Point Reyes Station||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||Sizable groups that need room for all their luggage||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Point Reyes Station?
Normally, to rent a car in Point Reyes Station you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals. Read over the terms to find what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Point Reyes Station?
When cruising through Point Reyes Station 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 may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the 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 search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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 half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees 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. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your 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 collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Point Reyes Station?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Point Reyes Station. You can drive as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Point Reyes Station trip, go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain 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 inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Point Reyes Station 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're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.