Car rentals in Shasta: All you need to know
A Shasta car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of California has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Shasta. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Shasta?
You're on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Shasta?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Shasta?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Shasta. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Shasta?
Typically, to rent a car in Shasta you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Shasta?
When cruising through Shasta or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Shasta rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more 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 pick up 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 have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We recommend a full to full policy. You should get into your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Shasta. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Shasta adventure, go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Shasta 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're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.