What is the minimum age requirement to rent from you?
Our insurance company requires that any person listed on our rental agreement be at least 21 years old.
Are multiple drivers allowed?
Yes. Each driver must be listed on the rental agreement and be at least 21 years old.
Can I use a cash deposit instead of a major credit card?
No. We do not accept cash deposits. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Debit cards are also accepted.
Do you offer one-way rentals?
No. Our rentals are local only, within a 100 mile radius. For example, Orlando and Sarasota are within the area, Miami and Gainesville are not.
Is 24-Hour Emergency Road Service available for my rental?
Yes, at no charge to you.
How many "free" miles am I allowed with my rental?
You are allowed 100 free miles per day. The mileage is averaged over the entire rental period.
Do you offer airport pick-up and return?
No. Our incredibly low rates are made possible by keeping our expenses low. SuperShuttle offers airport service to our location from either St Pete/Clearwater International Airport or Tampa International Airport. They offer low rates and high reliability. There are also numerous taxi services at each airport as well. If you are staying locally in the Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Palm Harbor, or Beach Areas, we do offer a ride to and from your location with prior approval.
What does the term "CDW" stand for?
CDW is Collision Damage Waiver. CDW covers the rental vehicle only. Your own automobile insurance policy may cover any damage to the rental vehicle while in your possession. If your personal automobile insurance does not cover a rental vehicle, we offer CDW at minimal rates.
Do you offer after hours drop-off?
Yes, with prior approval.
About Gulf Rent-A-Car
How long have you been renting cars in Clearwater?
We have been in business for over 35 years.
How many offices do you have?
We currently operate two offices in Clearwater. Our main office is located at 529 Howard Court, at the intersection of Alternate Highway 19 (South Fort Harrison Avenue) and Belleair Road. Our downtown office is located at 1384 Gulf-To-Bay Blvd., at the intersection of Cleveland Street and Gulf-To-Bay Blvd.
Gulf Rent-A-Car's main office is conveniently located at Alternate Highway 19 and Howard Ct. in Clearwater. Get directions
We also have a satellite office located at 1384 Gulf-To-Bay Blvd., at the intersection of Cleveland Street and Gulf-To-Bay Blvd. Get directions
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturdays 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. All times are Eastern Time Zone.
What types of vehicles do you rent?
Our fleet is made up of several types of vehicles. We carry several different makes and models. To suit your needs, we rent Compacts, Mid-Size, and Full-Size vehicles. We also carry Mini-Vans, and pick-up trucks.
Do you rent new vehicles or previously owned vehicles?
Our fleet is made up of clean, dependable pre-owned vehicles. Each of our vehicles is carefully inspected before entering rental service.
Are your vehicles well maintained?
Yes. In addition to a 20-point safety check each time a vehicle is returned, our service technician inspects our rentals every 3000 miles.
Do you offer weekly and monthly discount rates?
Yes. Let us know how long you plan to keep the rental, and we will structure the best possible rate for you.
Do you offer a discount for AAA or AARP?
Yes. Just ask!
How is your rental day based?
Our rental day is based upon a 24 hour day. For instance, if you rent a vehicle at 9:00 AM, the vehicle is due back at 9:00 AM upon returning.
Do I pay for my own fuel?
Yes. The rental vehicle leaves with a full tank of fuel, and you simply return it the same way.
Do you share my personal information?
Absolutely not! We do not rent, sell, or loan to anyone any information about you. Any information gathered by us about you is only used to quote a rental rate or rent you a car.