Car rentals in Sumatra: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Sumatra whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Sumatra. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Sumatra. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Sumatra?
We always try to get you the best deal. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Sumatra rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Sumatra?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Sumatra?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Florida metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving around large cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Sumatra?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Sumatra is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to find what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Sumatra?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like 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 fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol 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 may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before 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?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Sumatra and maybe even the rest of Florida offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Sumatra. Review the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the lot on your Sumatra adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and make sure there is no dents 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Sumatra 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can align with your requirements and not break the bank.