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What are the major attractions in Aiken?

If your trip to Aiken is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.

Plan a stop at Hopeland Gardens. It's one attraction you'll usually find on many visitors' must-do lists. Bruces Field and Aiken Golf Club are also not far away and worth taking the time to see.

What are the best road trip destinations near Aiken?

If you've visited all the highlights in Aiken, there's plenty more to discover in the surrounding area. Get back behind the wheel and enjoy a new adventure in Columbia. This attractive day-trip destination is home to some cool attractions, such as South Carolina State House.

Where are the best convention centers near Aiken?

Networking and chatting with lots of new people can be tiring. So if you're in Aiken on a work-related trip, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are some terrific places to put your feet up near these popular convention centers:

  • Marion Hatcher Center (16 miles away).
  • Augusta Convention Center (16 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Aiken?

Whether you're getting away alone or with all the family, CarRentals.com can help you find the perfect set of wheels for your adventure in Aiken. An economy car is an excellent choice if you'll be spending most of your time in the city center. Cost-effective and dependable, these cars will take you from point A to B with ease. If you're eager to make a splash, rent a ride from our special category. You're sure to find something that'll turn a few heads! Got the little ones in tow? A spacious SUV will match your needs.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Aiken?

Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice particularly important. If you're about to head off on an epic road trip around Aiken, a safe and sturdy SUV could be a good choice. If you'd like the cheapest price possible and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a versatile compact is hard to beat. All you have to do is work out what'll suit you best, round up the troops, and rack up those miles.

What do I need to know about driving in Aiken County?

When driving somewhere unfamiliar, you'll want to have a solid understanding of the local traffic laws. Here's what you'll need to know to hop behind the wheel in Aiken with ease:

What side of the road do they drive on in Aiken?

You have to drive on the right-hand side of the road in Aiken. Even though it may seem similar to home, it's a good idea to drive with a little extra care in new and unfamiliar destinations.

Does Aiken have peak-hour traffic?

One of the great things about visiting a smaller city is lighter traffic, so don't stress too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of roughly 29,500, you can expect a smooth Aiken driving experience.

Is it difficult to park in Aiken?

Finding somewhere to leave the car in Aiken is simple. There's no need to repeatedly go around the block in dense traffic here — and that's why the locals love it. There's loads of off and on-street parking available.

Are there speed limits in Aiken?

While navigating through the streets of Aiken, keep in mind that the speed limits generally range from 20 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Residential zones are 30 mi/h unless indicated otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Aiken County?

One of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. On the other hand, it may supply your contact details to the relevant local agency so the fine is issued to you directly.

Are seat belts compulsory in Aiken County?

You bet. However, there may be exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation networks.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Aiken?

It's not illegal, but we don't recommend it. For a safe ride, it's wise to wait until you've reached your destination before calling or texting.

What are the rules around drink driving in Aiken?

In Aiken, it is a punishable offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. If you're planning to have a drink or two with lunch or dinner, leave the rental car at your hotel.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Aiken?

Yes, drivers can turn on a red light in Aiken. Firstly though, you are required to stop the vehicle completely. Continue only when your way is clear of oncoming traffic.

Car rentals in Aiken: All you need to know

An Aiken car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of South Carolina has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Aiken. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I find a bargain rental car in Aiken?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Aiken. You should also:

  • Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the true cost before you rent
  • Determine the car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Aiken.

What rental companies have agencies in Aiken?

In Aiken, there are 4 rental providers to pick from, like Enterprise. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Aiken?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Aiken. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Aiken?

Normally, to rent a car in Aiken you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Aiken?

When cruising through Aiken or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental agency. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Aiken.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing the car back filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before returning the vehicle. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Aiken?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Aiken. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.

Know before you go

Before you begin on your Aiken adventure, be sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. You should:

  • Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Aiken rental car today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can suit your requirements and not break your wallet.

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