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Car rentals in The Sea Ranch: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around The Sea Ranch whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in The Sea Ranch. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in The Sea Ranch. Read on 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 The Sea Ranch?

You are well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental with us. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. Make sure to:

  • Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
  • Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have outlets in The Sea Ranch?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in The Sea Ranch?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in The Sea Ranch. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little adventure off the beaten pathFord Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar
Full SizeGroups with luggage and a need for spaceChevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripToyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in The Sea Ranch?

Normally, to rent a car in The Sea Ranch you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in The Sea Ranch?

When cruising through The Sea Ranch or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to The Sea Ranch.

What is the fuel policy for The Sea Ranch rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We recommend returning your car filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you bring the car back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you want to explore all that The Sea Ranch and maybe even the rest of California offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over The Sea Ranch. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your The Sea Ranch trip, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any 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
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your The Sea Ranch rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels The Sea Ranch has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in The Sea Ranch.