Car rentals in Sandakan: All you need to know
A Sandakan car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Sandakan. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Sandakan?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Sandakan. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Sandakan rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Sandakan?
From global names like National and Enterprise 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 is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Sandakan?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Sandakan. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to go all out on your vacation to Sandakan||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family trips where you need the extra room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for maneuvering in congested cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Sandakan?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Sandakan is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Does Sandakan require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. With that said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Sandakan. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com 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 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. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car 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 half 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it with a full tank. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before returning the rental car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Sandakan offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Sandakan vacation, check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Sandakan car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Sandakan has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Sandakan.