Car rentals in Riverside: All you need to know
A Riverside car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Washington has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Riverside. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Riverside?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Riverside has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Riverside?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Riverside?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Riverside. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Riverside in style||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Riverside?
Generally, to rent a car in Riverside you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go over the terms to find what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Riverside require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a car. However, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Riverside. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Riverside rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Riverside. You can drive wherever you want without incurring added charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Riverside car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Riverside has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Riverside.