Renting a Hire Car in California USA
Car Hire from cities and airports including the following major locations; Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Burbank, Ontario, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, San Diego. The Car Hire Group also provide car rental from smaller towns simply click on the link above for instant online quotes or to book securely online using our smart booking engine which scans your pick up and drop off times to see if you could save a whole days rental by possibly slightly changing them.
You may also call our reservations helpline on 0800 358 1229 quoting Ref : 72004514.
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Booking & receiving your car hire voucher:
Ordering your rental car is simple, just enter your car hire pick up & drop off locations, your dates and click the "Click to Quote" button. You will be shown several groups of cars all you have to do is select which hire car you are interested in. From here you will be shown all hire cars in that group along with the price for your rental period in GBP£. You can also select to change the currency to whichever suits you best. . When you finally select the car you are interested in renting you will be then shown several options to the rental such as extra (baby seats, roofracks. cancellation cover etc..), just select any you require and continue. You will then be required to enter your own details such as address, flight number if required etc.. and finally you will be asked to enter your credit card details to pay securely online. You will receive your car rental voucher via email immediately with your unique booking reference number and all other booking details. If your car hire start date is sooner than this then don't worry we will be in touch via telephone to arrange safe and speedy receipt of your rental voucher. If you have any questions etc.. regarding your booking or any other aspect of our car rental site then please call our dedicated call centre helpline on 0800 358 1229 quoting Ref : 72004514.
When you receive your voucher it will give full details of which fleet provider has been used and exact details of how and where to find their desk.
California is the home of the freeway. Driving to and around our mountain regions can be fast and effortless. However, we do live in a modern society addicted to automobiles. The drive can also be maddingly slow. The trick is to pick your drive time. When possible, avoid Friday & Sunday afternoons. Check the weather and road conditions. CALTrans does an excellent job of providing up-to-date information (800-427-ROAD or 916-445- 1534). Their crews are also expert in snow removal. They work around the clock to keep the major highways open. If you are not driving a four-wheel drive vehicle with snow tires, carry chains. When chain controls are in effect, there are usually crews of "chain monkeys" who will help you in or out, for a price. It's wise to top off the gas tank and carry extra water and edibles before you head into the mountains. If you do find yourself driving in a storm keep your speed down, even if you have a four-wheel rig. Patience is winter driver's best friend.
When traveling in California and the Reno, Lake Tahoe area, try our toll free 800 service, 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). This service is available free from any touch tone phone, cellular phone or pay phone. All other areas outside of California you can dial 916-445-7623 to reach the same service. This Information system provides current information regarding the condition of the California State Highway System. The information provided covers incidents that cause significant delays to the normal flow of traffic such as, but not limited to, full closures, 1-way traffic controls, lane closures, construction, maintenance projects, and emergencies. Normal commute traffic, ramp closures and traffic flow conditions are not included in these reports. The information in each report is the latest information reported to the Highway Information Center.
Californian Driving - A very useful site for anybody wanting to drive a car in California USA. This site has an introduction to driving in California and a drivers survival guide. It also has a California driving IQ section, you may want to try this before renting your hire car in California.
Californian Road Info - If you're planning on driving your rental car to the snowy mountains of California then you may want to take a look at this site first. Gives you useful common sense information on driving in the snow in California.
Californian Drive Routes - From this site you can find some of the most scenic drives available in California, for example :
Feather River Scenic Byway
Route 70: 130 miles. 3.5 hour drive time.
USDA Forest Service
This Scenic Byway begins just north of Oroville and winds through the magnificent Feather River Canyon. You'll see bridges and covered railroad tunnels and PG&E powerhouses. There are numerous trailheads along the route and many creeks spill into the Feather River, some with excellent trout fishing. Highway 89, another portion of this Scenic Byway, goes through Blairsden/Graeagle. New this year, a paved alternate route creates a loop tour opportunity. This Byway is part of the National Forest Scenic Byway Program and it is sponsored by the Plumas National Forest. The Feather River Scenic Byway winds through portions of Butte County, Lassen County, and Plumas County. Plan a trip along this route and discover all the attractions and services in the communities along the way.
California weather information / reports
Frequently Asked Questions:
Please click here to view the frequently asked questions. If these FAQ's do not help answer your queries regarding California car hire then please feel free to contact us with them.
The Car Hire Group:Our aim is simple - to provide all inclusive comprehensive airport car rental. Along side this we also aim to provide anybody wanting to rent a hire car a hands on helpful approach and to ensure all questions relating to rentals are answered.