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Bakersfield is a typical American city in that its roads are large, wide, and well-suited for a range of vehicles. SUVs, trucks, vans, and all other vehicles will have an easy time navigating the city’s roads, so renters should opt for whatever vehicle best suits their needs. Whether it is a van because you are traveling with company or a sports car because that is what you love, all vehicles are great choices for visitors to Bakersfield.
Residential areas in Bakersfield usually feature speed limits ranging from 25 to 35 mph, while on the city’s urban roads the speed limit goes up to 50 mph. From there, the next bump in speed limits is for urban freeways, which feature speed limits from 50 to 65 mph. Rural freeways and interstates are the next up, featuring speed limits all the way up to 70 mph.
Parking in Bakersfield is usually a breeze due to the city’s ample parking lots and on-street parking spaces. In the private parking garages and lots, drivers can expect to pay around $1 per hour or less -- it is often even free. Outside of the downtown area, on-street parking is the most common option and is easy to find on most streets.
The average gas price in Bakersfield is ₪13.37 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪160 and ₪214, depending on the car size.
Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bakersfield.
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A Mini car rental in Bakersfield costs ₪465 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Bakersfield costs ₪195 per day, on average.
An Intermediate car rental in Bakersfield costs ₪307 per day, on average.
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:Staff extremely friendly. Drop off was great, only took 3-4 minutes.
Cons:Car ordered was not ready when we got there. Had to come back.
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
8.0 Very good
Cons:While it’s a work van it could’ve been a little cleaner.
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:He offered me a free gas if I agreed to drive a different vehicle class from what i reserved to LAX. Thought it was a great deal.
Cons:Turns out, he never entered that information into the system or the paperwork. I got charged $35 at LAX for gas in spite of what was promised. At the lAX Avis counter, they told me I had to deal with the Bakersfield AVIS person to get it cleared up. I called, and the Bakersfield AVIS location doesn't pick up, and the call goes to AVIS national reservation. After holding for 10 minutes, reservation says I have to talk to Customer Service. After waiting another 10 minutes, customer service says I have to contact that same Bakersfield location to have them verify what i said. When I said that the number keeps redirecting me to AVIS national, the customer service agent hung up on me.
Pros:Great car the rental price. No problems
Cons:Nothing - super easy and simple process and car
Pros:Very great customer service!!
Pros:great price, friendly staff. the price was very affordable for a one way rental from Bakersfield to LAX. Car was clean and fresh on the inside.
Cons:limited amount of cars. they were out of cars when we showed up 2 hours before our scheduled pick up time. Had to come back during our scheduled pick up time and the car was ready. Not their fault but would have been nice if there were a few extra cars to accommodat changing schedules of customers.
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: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!!
Cons:Car was dirty and damaged. Smelled like cigarettes. Was charged way more than the price I was given on Priceline ($260 instead of 90??) Will be disputing the charge with my bank
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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