Car rentals in Sausalito: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Sausalito whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Sausalito. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Sausalito. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Sausalito?
We always try to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Sausalito.
What rental companies have retailers in Sausalito?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Sausalito?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Sausalito. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Sausalito?
Normally, to rent a car in Sausalito you must be at least 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 review the supplier's terms to determine any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Sausalito?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The 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. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car 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 petrol 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Sausalito?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Sausalito. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Go over your policy to discover if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and make certain there is no 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 properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Sausalito car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.