Car rentals in Troutdale: All you need to know
A Troutdale 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 Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Troutdale. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Troutdale?
We always try to get you the best price. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Troutdale you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Troutdale.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Troutdale?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Troutdale?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Troutdale. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Troutdale?
Normally, to rent a car in Troutdale you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to find what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Troutdale?
When driving in Troutdale or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Troutdale rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 need 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 find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We advise a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before returning the car rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Troutdale. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur added charges. Be sure to read your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Troutdale adventure, go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Troutdale 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.