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Tips for Big Island Car Rentals
The Big Island got its name for a reason- it’s BIG, and the only way to see it all is by car. Taxi fare is reasonable to and from areas near the Kona Airport -- $35 from the airport to the resorts south of Kona, and approximately $65 to Waikoloa Village.
But if you want to explore the Big Island further, you'll need a rental car. Car rentals are available from both Kona on the leeward side and Hilo on the windward side of the island. Daily and weekly rates are about the same as the other islands.
The Big Island is really the only island where you may need to rent a 4-wheel drive. Both Saddle Road and Mauna Kea might require 4-wheel drives to access. And it just may make you more comfortable with all the roads that travel through lava fields.
Keep in mind that none of the rental car companies will insure you if they find that you went off road. Your own insurance may not cover you if you go off road either. Just because they rented you a 4-wheel drive vehicle doesn't mean they allow you to go anywhere you wish. And it will cost a small fortune if they have to come get you. So be aware.
Big Island Car Rental Checklist
Familiarize yourself with the workings of the rental car before you leave the lot. This can save you a lot of grief later.
- Check for scratches, dings and dents. If the car rental agent is circling your car with a pad takingaking notes, join him/her and do the same. Take pictures with your camera or smartphone to documenti anything serious.
- Start the car and let it warm up to assure the car is running smoothly, with no strange noises.
- Adjust the mirrors - the rear view as well as the side mirrors. If you're traveling with someone, they can help.
- Find the turn signals. This is usually pretty obvious since it is standardized by law.
- Find the windshield wipers switch(es). On a tropical island, you're likely to need them at some point.
- Locate the headlights switch. Find the on-off switch and figure out the high beams. Later, when you turn the headlights on at dusk, you'll know how to turn the high beams down if necessary.
- Locate the Emergency Flashers switch. You'll be glad you did if you have an emergency.
- Find and turn on Heater/Air-conditioning to assure that they are woking properly. Even though it's Hawaii, you may need that heater at the top Mt. Haleakala and Mauna Kea.
- Figure out the radio. This can be an important step because more accidents are caused by drivers futzing with radio dials than using cell phones.
- Find the fuel tank latch. It's also important to determine which side to refill the tank from.
- Find the window controls. You'll probably need to roll one down to exit the rental lot.
- Consult a map. Most car rental agencies give you a map showing the location of the rental lot.
- Plan your route use this map, your smartphone mapping app, or a GPS device if you have added this option.
- Check the emergency brake. Release it if it is on.
- Put the car in gear and drive toward the exit.