Car rentals in Surfside: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Surfside whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Surfside. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Surfside. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Surfside?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Surfside.
What rental companies have retailers in Surfside?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Surfside?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Surfside. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Surfside?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Surfside is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Surfside?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger 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. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. 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 fill up at any station you want 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 and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend returning it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Surfside?
If you wish to explore all that Surfside and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Surfside adventure, go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check 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
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Surfside rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a great ride that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Surfside car rental when you book with us. We'll see you on the road.