Car rentals in Shasta Lake: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Shasta Lake whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Shasta Lake. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Shasta Lake. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Shasta Lake?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Shasta Lake you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Shasta Lake?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Shasta Lake?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Shasta Lake. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the California back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Shasta Lake?
Normally, to rent a car in Shasta Lake you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to determine any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Shasta Lake?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Shasta Lake. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can just include it at checkout.
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 have to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank 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. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. 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'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more 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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||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?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing your car back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you bring the car back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Shasta Lake and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Shasta Lake. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Shasta Lake adventure, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Shasta Lake rental car 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.