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Car rentals in Winters: All you need to know

You want a great car to get around Winters whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Winters. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Winters. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Winters?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Winters. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
  • Determine the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need

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

What rental suppliers have agencies in Winters?

From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. 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 Winters?

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 suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
PremiumWhen you want to travel Winters in styleInfiniti, Audi, or similar
SUV or MinivanFamily vacations where you need additional roomFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
Economy or Compact CarCouple or two friends heading to the beach and backToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

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

Typically, to rent a car in Winters 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 read the supplier's terms to discover any additional charges will be before you book your rental.

Does Winters require rental car insurance?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Winters.

What is the fuel policy for Winters rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the carYou usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Winters.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Winters?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Know before you go

Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Inspect the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
  • 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Winters rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Winters has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Winters.