Car rentals in Sand Point: All you need to know
A Sand Point 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 Alaska has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Sand Point. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Sand Point?
You are on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Sand Point rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Sand Point?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Sand Point?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alaska city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Sand Point?
Typically, to rent a car in Sand Point you must be at least 21. Please note, 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 supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Sand Point?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a vehicle. That said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can simply include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. 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||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Sand Point.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Sand Point and maybe even the rest of Alaska offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Sand Point. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Sand Point vacation, check a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Sand Point car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Sand Point has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Sand Point.