Car rentals in Stockton: All you need to know
A Stockton car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Missouri has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Stockton. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Stockton?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Stockton. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Stockton.
What rental companies have agencies in Stockton?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Stockton?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Stockton. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Stockton?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Stockton is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go over the terms to determine what any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Stockton?
When cruising through Stockton or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental agency. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company'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 search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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, 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'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies provide 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 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 won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Stockton vacation, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Stockton 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. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.