Car rentals in Santa Rosa Beach: All you need to know
A Santa Rosa Beach car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Florida has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Santa Rosa Beach. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Santa Rosa Beach?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Santa Rosa Beach. You can also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more car than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Santa Rosa Beach rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Santa Rosa Beach?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, 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 Santa Rosa Beach?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Florida metropolis means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to go all out on your getaway to Santa Rosa Beach||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their luggage||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Santa Rosa Beach?
Typically, to rent a car in Santa Rosa Beach you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to find what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Santa Rosa Beach?
When cruising through Santa Rosa Beach or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Santa Rosa Beach.
What is the fuel policy for Santa Rosa Beach rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 pay service charges if you don't refill 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 supplier 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||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Santa Rosa Beach and maybe even the rest of Florida offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Santa Rosa Beach. Review the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Santa Rosa Beach adventure. You should:
- Look over the car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 Santa Rosa Beach rental car today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a wonderful set of wheels that will leave you with cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Santa Rosa Beach car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you around town.