Car rentals in Sierra Madre: All you need to know
A Sierra Madre car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of California has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Sierra Madre. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Sierra Madre?
You are on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Sierra Madre you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of 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 Sierra Madre?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Sierra Madre?
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 certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Sierra Madre||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Sierra Madre?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Sierra Madre is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the terms to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Does Sierra Madre require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car. 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, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up 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 find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing the car back with a full tank of gas. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring your car back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Sierra Madre?
If you want to check out all that Sierra Madre and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Sierra Madre. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. 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
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Sierra Madre 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.