Depending on the rental agreement, you may be allowed to have an additional driver. This means your loved one can drive the rented vehicle if they meet the required standards. First, confirm if there's an additional fee for this option at the counter. Each driver must have an original driver's license. An international driver's permit is recommended if the DL is not in the languages used by Meadows Field Airport car rental companies. The other important document for all drivers is an official identity card or passport.
Since the rental counters are within the premises of BFL Airport, the on-site cafes and bars also cater to car renters. Order some take-away or sit down to grab something at the eateries. Before riding in a rental vehicle, you are free to attend to your pet's needs at the pet comfort station near the car park. Remember to buy yourself or a loved one some goodies at a gift shop next to the car rental center.
Personal safety is crucial, and so is insurance coverage. However, car rental providers are not obligated to evaluate your existing coverage and its adequacy. So, before you rent a car at BFL Airport, inquire from your insurance provider whether you are covered while riding on a rental vehicle. If you are afraid your existing policy doesn't cover your travel through California, consider buying extra coverage through the car supplier. Beware of restrictions on large vehicles.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bakersfield Meadows Field airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, and Rent-A-Wreck.
Pros:Easy pick up and drop off
Cons:The cars speakers were messed up, the light for the clock and stereo system didn’t work, there was no back up camera. Most of all the steel light bugged me as I couldn’t see anything on there and then on the last day the light appears! So dumb
Pros:Hertz has the friendliest employees. I had to change reservation a bit and they were happy to work with me. I will always rent cars from them
Cons:I had a ride arranged to go pick up the car only to find out there were no cars available. Waste of time and money as well as not having a car next day for planned trip.
Cons:Everything was great
Pros:Pick up was quick and convenient. Overall experience was hassle free.
Cons:The rental counter at the Bakersfield airport told me they had no cars available, however, two other people in the airport came up and told me they had been told the same thing but if you sat down and made an online reservation there would miraculously be cars. I tried this and sure enough, I drove off in a car. The laziness of the customer service agents to turn away customers is astonishing. The car I received was not the model I had booked and it had not been cleaned in quite awhile. The inside windshield was so dirty it was hard to see through at night and in the rain.
Pros:Great car the rental price. No problems
Cons:Nothing - super easy and simple process and car
8,0 Very Good
Cons:I am online booking car honda cruze but pickup car kia
Pros:Ease of pickup and then drop off in LAX.
Cons:Nothing that I can think of.
Pros:Drop off convenience
Cons:Cleanliness of car. I ordered an intermediate and got a compact.
Pros:Vehicle performed as expected and was fueled and ready at pick up time
Pros:Bad service most unreliable in honoring reservations. On the evening of 5/22/2021 at approximately 1 pm , I was informed, the vehicle would not be available for pick up on 5/22/2021 @ 8 pm , instead I could pick it up on the following day @ 7 am. My reservation was for a pick up truck, they were offering me a mid sized SUV which would not serve my purpose. It caused me delay and inconvenience and additional expenses renting from another company for a pick up truck at short notice.
Cons:Compensation for dishonor of reservation and additional expenses
Cons:2701 hotel terrace location.... they never answer the phone. Very basic stuff here.
Pros:Spokane airport staff were great!!
Pros:Staff was a bit rude at pick up. I think he was having a bad day and didn't like that I used a 3rd party site. They only had a Tacoma instead of an economy car but it was fun to drive a truck.
Cons:Bakersfield is small and i didnt really understand how their rental worked. Lines were long and the drop off was confusing. I like when things are more structured at bigger airports
Pros:My son lives in Ridgecrest, two hours away. Traveling by yourself is stressful enough, so I like the convenience that Enterprise is right in the terminal. As a women driving by myself, it gives me such peace of mind that I will arrive safely. The cars have always been clean, new and ran perfectly. I will continue to use them and Kayak for my travel needs.
Cons:I was going to drop the car at night but I couldn’t I have to wait till morning
8,0 Very Good
Pros:They helped out.
Cons:They never told me to bring a credit card to pay for the rental. I have a debit/ master card and I couldn’t pay for the rental with this card. I had to drive 25 minutes back to may house to get my credit card. This was very inconvenient. All they need to state on the agreement or reservation would be “only credit cards accepted for rentals” “ no debit/ credit cards accepted”. No where did it state this.
8,4 Very Good
Cons:Everything about the car, rental at the airport and drive ability was good. However, I was surprised that the interior and exterior were not cleaned well at the BFL airport prior to pickup.
Pros:Friendly staff, quick service, great prices, nice rental car.
Pros:car requested and reserved was available and waiting for us.
Cons:clerk was talking too much with customer ahead of me, just small talk and there was a line waiting to get their cars. It was nice that she was friendly but slowed down others from getting their cars.
8,4 Very Good
Pros:Pick up was excellent,
Pros:Drop off was smooth, attendant was efficient and friendly.
Cons:Pick up was a laborious process due to system outage. Nothing was done to compensate and nothing was offered.
Pros:The car it self was comfortable (lowered score because the inside was dirty) for a smaller car and got great gas mileage.
Cons:1. Fine print regarding company rules for National Car rental would not download for us to read before we went to pick up car, so we did not expect the $100 hold on a major credit card/not debit, customer service at the pick up location was to put it mildly unhelpful, sarcastic, smug, and didn't know when to stop repeating himself, even after I put my hand up and said "STOP". "I get what your saying, I would just like you to be empathic to my frustration." At which point he smiles and then finishes repeating his statement to me. 2. Husband gets into car and being the professional he is, found the car to be dirty. Takes it to a car wash so he can be comfortable in it, isn't this something that is suppose to be done before he even gets into the car? 3. While driving the car he discovers there is no windshield wiper fluid, so he can not remove any bugs that may be blocking his vision. Again isn't this supposed to be filled before he gets the car? I sure hope all the other fluids are ok. 4. Then a warning light flashed "Take to dealer immediately!" WAIT WHAT? My husband had been driving it for less than 20 minutes, on his way to a job interview, he can't call and talk with anyone the Bluetooth wont transfer any sound through the speakers, he's in the middle of now ware by now, he can't pull off or turn around, so he call's me to have me call and to find out if he needs to do anything. After being on hold for over 10 minutes I get through to the roadside customer claims office. I tell her I am not in the car, the closet town is about 100 miles away, the above info, and then she proceeds to ask me a few question, "where are you at now?" I'm at home, I'm not in the car, my husband is. "Ok mam, where is the car?" On the highway in the middle of nowhere (does nobody at this company listen when you are talking with them?) "Ok mam ,lets see if I can help you"...ask a few more questions I had already given her the answer to, finally she states she can't help me she needs to talk with my husband since he's the one driving the car....at this point I am dumbfounded, he can't pull off anywhere safe to call you no exits and the Bluetooth isn't working....By this time the light has flashed "maintenance required", so my husband is no longer worried about the engine exploding just irritated as this is poor vehicle maintenance, a pet peeve of his. 5. Returning the car, my husband is delighted to see the same customer service rep as before (I am so making that up), the rep has the same attitude, makes my husband walk back out to the car to write the miles down (unlimited miles, we don't have to do that with Enterprise they'll do it for you), smugly says "I will have my guys do a better job at looking over the car before they go out with customers next time." Uh ok guy you do that but we will not be repeat customers with this company.
8,4 Very Good
Pros:Car was really the icing on cake . Plenty of room and was a smooth comfortable ride. I asked for a Camry but the agent at National recommended the Altima. Great car.
Cons:Exterior was dirty and interior had soda residue on the passenger side.
Cons:It was a great car and I had a good trip only the car smelled like ciggaretts
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