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Car rentals in San Anselmo: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to take you around San Anselmo whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in San Anselmo. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in San Anselmo. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in San Anselmo?

We always try to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in San Anselmo.

What rental companies have outlets in San Anselmo?

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. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

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

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

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryWhen you deserve the bestInfiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar
SUV or MinivanIf you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy rideJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripBMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar

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

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in San Anselmo is 21. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.

Does San Anselmo require rental car insurance?

When cruising through San Anselmo or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to San Anselmo.

What is the fuel policy for San Anselmo rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges 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. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your carYou might pay a higher rate 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 don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing the car back topped off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you bring it back.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over San Anselmo. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring added charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your San Anselmo trip, check a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:

  • Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your San Anselmo rental car today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.