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Car rentals in Atlanta: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to take you around Atlanta whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Atlanta. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Atlanta. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I find a bargain car rental in Atlanta?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Atlanta. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
  • Determine what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Atlanta?

From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

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

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Atlanta. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Atlanta?

Usually, to rent a car in Atlanta you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional fees is before you book your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Atlanta?

When driving in Atlanta or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

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

If you wish to check out all that Atlanta and maybe even the rest of Michigan offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Atlanta vacation, be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:

  • Look over your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Atlanta car rental 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.