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Car rentals in Watkins: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to get around Watkins whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Watkins. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Watkins. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I get a bargain rental car in Watkins?

You're well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by booking through us. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Watkins you can do a few things. Be sure to:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
  • Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book in advance

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have retailers in Watkins?

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

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Watkins?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Watkins. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryWhen you want to travel Watkins in styleInfiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar
SUV or MinivanFamilies with a lot of suitcases and a need for spaceJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallonToyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Watkins?

Typically, to rent a car in Watkins you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go over the rental agreement to determine any additional fees is before you book your car.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Watkins?

When cruising through Watkins or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Watkins.

What is the fuel policy for Watkins rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll receive the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel 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 collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Most rental car suppliers give you a full tank policy. We encourage bringing it back filled up. If you want to save some money, find a filling 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 Watkins?

Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Watkins. You can cruise wherever you like and not incur additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage limitations.

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Watkins vacation, make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Check out your car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your Watkins car rental today

Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.