Car rentals in San Tome: All you need to know
A San Tome car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in San Tome. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in San Tome?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages San Tome has to offer. You should also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Decide the car you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in San Tome?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to San Tome?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this town means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|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 bags||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in San Tome?
Normally, to rent a car in San Tome you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in San Tome?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a vehicle. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can just add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest 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 when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. 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 rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in San Tome?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over San Tome. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your San Tome trip, go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your San Tome 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.