Car rentals in Walnut Creek: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Walnut Creek whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Walnut Creek. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Walnut Creek. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Walnut Creek?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Walnut Creek has to offer. You should also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you book
- Decide what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Walnut Creek.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Walnut Creek?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Walnut Creek?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California city means you're certain 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 adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Walnut Creek?
Typically, to rent a car in Walnut Creek you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go over the supplier's terms to find what the exact charge will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Walnut Creek?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
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 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. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees 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. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before 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?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you bring the car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Walnut Creek?
If you wish to see all that Walnut Creek and maybe even the rest of California offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Walnut Creek vacation, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Walnut Creek rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will result in more cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Walnut Creek rental car when you book with us. See you around town.