What you should know when renting a car in Washington

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Until you get your bearings, renting a limousine service in Washington or any other country can be a little nerve-wracking. Here are a few tips to help you get started with car rental in Washington. We hope these can allay some of your fears or concerns.

Book your car in advance

With so many tourists, you should reserve the right size and model at a fair price. Prices tend to rise further in July and August. 

One-way rental fees

Be aware of one-way rental fees when renting a car in Washington. For example, if you want to pick up your car at Washington Airport and then return it in Split or if you want to rent a car from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, you will be charged an additional price. If you want to avoid these costs, you should consider how you will return the car to its original location.

Long-term car rental in Washington

Long-term car rental in Washington is an excellent option for those who want to stay longer than five days. Long-term rental prices are much fairer and cheaper than short-term rental prices, although renting a car for a long period of time seems to be an expensive mode of transportation. As a result, you can see much more of Washington than if you only relied on public transport.

Costs, Rules and Additional Fees

As mentioned above, you will incur additional costs if you pick up and return your car at two different locations . You must plan separate pickup and drop-off locations in advance. To make the extra cost worth it, I would try renting a car in Zagreb and driving to Dubrovnik (or vice versa). Consider a private car service if you just want to go from Washington one-way. The same applies to picking up or returning the car outside of business hours. Although it is possible, you will be charged additional costs. Just keep this in mind.

Before you leave with your rental car, you should inspect it for damage and have it documented if necessary.

A credit card is required to rent a car in Washington. Remember that if you want to use your credit card in Washington, the company will pre-authorize your credit card for a deposit. Before booking a rental car, make sure you have enough cash on your card that you will not need for the duration of the rental and for a few days later while the refund is being processed. According to my research, the exact amount varies between 500 and 3,000 euros.

You must be at least 25 years old to rent a car in Washington, unless you are willing to pay a young driver fee. Remember to refuel your rental car before returning it. Otherwise the punishment will be severe.

Toll roads

There are some toll roads in Washington that you have to pay a fee to use.

If you need to travel long distances, the price is definitely worth the hassle. However, if you are not in a hurry during your Washington vacation, I recommend taking scenic roads along the coast whenever possible to maximize your viewing enjoyment.

Avoid unexpected fees

Renting a car can be expensive around the world, especially in Washington. Do your research to avoid unexpected or undisclosed fees, especially with budget car rentals in Washington. Be sure to inquire about the following beforehand:

  • Costs for one-way rentals
  • Collection and delivery outside opening hours
  • Additional costs for the driver
  • Exceptions for driving the car off the road
  • Last minute cancellation costs
  • Additional costs for GPS and car seats

Ask your car rental company in Washington Autowill about…

If the car requires diesel or gasoline, not getting it would be an expensive mistake. I did it once.

  • Local commentary and advice on your tour’s scenic routes
  • Costs (if applicable) related to border crossing into Italy, Hungary, etc.
  • Find out about traffic signs that you need to pay attention to.
  • Fees for young drivers.