Car rentals in Pontarlier: All you need to know
A Pontarlier car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the region has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Pontarlier. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Pontarlier?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Pontarlier has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book
- Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Pontarlier.
What rental companies have retailers in Pontarlier?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Pontarlier?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Pontarlier. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Pontarlier?
Typically, to rent a car in Pontarlier you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Does Pontarlier require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental car company.Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Pontarlier.
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 have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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. 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than 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 refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Pontarlier?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Pontarlier rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.