Car rentals in Simi Valley: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Simi Valley whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Simi Valley. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Simi Valley. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Simi Valley?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Simi Valley you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Simi Valley rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Simi Valley?
In Simi Valley, CarRentals.com has 5 rental car providers to decide from, like Thrifty. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Simi Valley?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Simi Valley?
Generally, to rent a car in Simi Valley you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to determine what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Simi Valley?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering bigger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Simi Valley.
What is the difference between all the 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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you want 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 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 collect your vehicle, and you don't need 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 have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car 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. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Simi Valley?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Simi Valley. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring added charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Simi Valley adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be sure 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 determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Simi Valley rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Simi Valley has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Simi Valley.