Car rentals in Yountville: All you need to know
A Yountville car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Yountville. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Yountville?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Yountville has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Yountville?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Yountville?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Yountville. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to go all out on your visit to Yountville||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Yountville together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Yountville?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Yountville is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Yountville require rental car insurance?
When driving in Yountville or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental agency. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Yountville.
What is the fuel policy for Yountville rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle topped off. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before returning the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Yountville and maybe even the rest of California offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Yountville. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Yountville vacation, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Yountville rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Yountville has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Yountville.