Car rentals in Tuolumne: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Tuolumne whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Tuolumne. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Tuolumne. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Tuolumne?
We always try to get you the best rate. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Tuolumne rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Tuolumne?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 Tuolumne?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California town means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Tuolumne?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Tuolumne is 21. But, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the terms to find what the exact fee is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Tuolumne?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering large vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Tuolumne.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 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 pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Tuolumne and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Tuolumne trip, make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over 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
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Tuolumne rental car today
You know you can depend on a wonderful set of wheels that will leave you with extra money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Tuolumne car rental. We'll see you on the road.