Car rentals in Santa Rosa: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Santa Rosa whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Santa Rosa. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Santa Rosa. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Santa Rosa?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Santa Rosa has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Santa Rosa.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Santa Rosa?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Santa Rosa?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Santa Rosa. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Santa Rosa?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Santa Rosa is 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact charge is before you book your car.
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 pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there 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 search for 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 collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling 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. Some suppliers 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 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 need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your 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 fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range 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. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Santa Rosa and maybe even the rest of Texas offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Santa Rosa. Go over the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Santa Rosa vacation, check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out 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
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Santa Rosa car rental 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. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.