Car rentals in Westminster: All you need to know
A Westminster car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Westminster. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Westminster?
We always try to get you the best rate. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Westminster?
We have around a half-dozen car rental providers to decide from in Westminster. You'll find some of the best brands, like Enterprise. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Westminster?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Westminster. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Westminster?
Usually, to rent a car in Westminster 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 review the supplier's terms to discover what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Westminster?
When cruising through Westminster or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Westminster 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 an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel 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'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car 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 drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the 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 need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. We encourage returning it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Westminster and maybe even the rest of California offers, you are going to want 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 actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Westminster adventure, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and be sure there is no 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Westminster car rental today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you can count on a wonderful ride that will result in more extra cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Westminster rental car when you book with us. See you on the road.