Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Hilo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Hilo.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Hilo car rental.
Some car hire companies in Hilo which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Thrifty and Dollar
On average a hire car in Hilo costs $76 per day.
The average price of fuel in Hilo is $4.86 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $58 and $78, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hilo.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Intermediate car hire in Hilo costs $74 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Hilo costs $71 per day, on average.
In Hilo, cars are most frequently hired at Dollar 1 General Lyman Field (1 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Hilo costs $529 per week ($76 per day).
On average a car hire in Hilo costs $2,269 per month ($76 per day).
The best car hire in Hilo will depend on its intended use. A smaller car is useful in Hilo both due to small roads and increased likelihood of finding a parking spot (parking spaces in Hawaii tend to be smaller than average). Alternatively, a larger car that can handle off-roading would be well suited to those intending to explore more difficult terrain, though some areas may still be off-limits. While convertibles are often recommended for enjoying the Hawaiian sunshine, Hilo’s high level of rain may mean you don’t get the best use out of it.
Hilo doesn’t have many long flat roads and they are generally winding and narrow. Because of this, speed limits in Hawaii don’t go very high, usually between 70 and 88 km/h anywhere you go, lower in more built-up areas with high foot traffic or roads that are more difficult to drive due to their terrain or how winding they are. The speed limit on Hilo is never higher than 88 km/h.
Fuel is sold by the gallon in Hilo and the average cost of petrol is $ 3.75 per gallon (A$ 4.85). We recommend checking websites like Gas Buddy and Fuel Economy during your stay to allow you to see the different prices near you, so you can make an informed choice.
Parking spaces on Hilo are usually smaller than average, so if you have a larger car, you may need to drive around for a bit before you find a spot; however, with a smaller car, it shouldn't be too difficult to find a space. Many places in downtown Hilo have free parking and in areas where you do need a ticket, it usually costs an average of $ 4 (A$ 5.17) per hour.