Fountain Rental & Leasing
"Your local family choice since 1947"
2010 Broadway St. Bellingham, WA 98225
Three generations serving Whatcom County with all your rental needs
1: Where are you located? What are your hours?
We are located near downtown Bellingham, WA at the corner of Meridian Street and Broadway
across from the Fountain Bistro (the old KFC) and the ReStore.
We are open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2: What are the requirements for renting a vehicle?
You must have a valid driver's license, a major credit card in your name with funds available,
and be at least 21 years old (additional young driver's fee will apply if you are under 25 years old.)
3: Can you pick me up if I need to rent a vehicle?
We can try to arrange to pick you up if possible. It depends on the time of day, our employee
availability, and your location.
4: Can you deliver a vehicle to me?
We cannot deliver vehicles. Rentals must take place in our office. If you don't have a way
into our office, we can try to arrange to pick you up.
5: Is there parking for my own vehicle at your location?
While there is no customer parking available on any of our lots, there is usually plenty of free
parking on the street around our office.
6: Do you allow your vehicles to be driven out of the state of Washington?
Yes, our rental vehicles are allowed to be driven into other states.
7: Do you allow your vehicles to be driven into Canada?
Yes, our vehicles are allowed to be driven into Canada.
8: Can I rent a vehicle for just a couple of hours?
Although you can return your vehicle in less than one day, there is a minimum one day charge on all rentals.
9: Will you rent vehicles for longer terms?
Yes, we welcome long-term rentals. Whether you need a vehicle for just a couple days or weeks,
or even a couple months, we can work with you.
10: Can I return a vehicle when you are closed?
Yes, we have a key drop and you are given a form to fill out for after-hours returns.
11: How does insurance work? Does my own insurance cover me, or do you have insurance I can buy?
When you rent a vehicle, you are responsible for the vehicle, passengers, and any damage or injuries you
may cause to another party in an accident. There are many different insurance policies out there, and we
can't know if yours will cover you or not, so it's a good idea to check your own insurance policy to see
if your insurance covers you in a rental. We do offer coverages you can add to your rental if you need them.
12: I don't have my own car, so I don't have an auto insurance policy in my name, can I still rent a vehicle?
Yes, you can still rent a vehicle without insurance of your own. Again, you are still responsible for the
vehicle, passengers, and any damage or injuries you may cause to another party in an accident, so it might
be a good idea for you to purchase extra coverages from us at the time you rent.
13: Do you have other locations where I can drop off a vehicle?
No, we are a locally owned and operated business with our only location in Bellingham, so vehicles always
need to be returned back to this location.
14: Can someone else drive the vehicle if I rent it?
Yes, but they must be authorized to do so. To be an authorized driver they must either be: your spouse or
other family member permanently living with you, a fellow employee of your company if the rental is for
company purposes, or they must be present in our office with their driver's license and must sign the rental
agreement. (Age restrictions still apply to authorized drivers and an additional driver's fee will be
added for each driver signed onto the rental agreement.)
15: Do you sell your vehicles?
Yes, our rental vehicles are for sale at any time. See our sales page for more information.
Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday Closed (returns only)