Car rentals in Sacramento: All you need to know
A Sacramento car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Sacramento. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Sacramento?
You are well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental by going through us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Sacramento.
What rental companies have outlets in Sacramento?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Sacramento?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Sacramento. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Pennsylvania back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfortable ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Sacramento?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Sacramento is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go over the terms to discover what the exact price will be before you book your rental.
Does Sacramento require rental car insurance?
When driving in Sacramento or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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 get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 fees||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 need to pay for any you didn't use. 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 pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the 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 have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
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 Sacramento?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Sacramento adventure, check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 Sacramento 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 are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.