Car rentals in Santa Rosa: All you need to know
A Santa Rosa car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of California has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Santa Rosa. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Santa Rosa?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Santa Rosa.
What rental companies have outlets in Santa Rosa?
We have around a half-dozen rental suppliers to decide from in Santa Rosa. You'll find some of the best providers, like Avis. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Santa Rosa?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California town means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Santa Rosa in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Santa Rosa?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Santa Rosa is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to find what the exact fee is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Santa Rosa?
When cruising through Santa Rosa or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Santa Rosa.
What is the fuel policy for Santa Rosa rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest 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 pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Santa Rosa. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur added charges. Make sure to read your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Santa Rosa vacation, check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Santa Rosa rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your requirement and not break your wallet.