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Car rentals in Atlanta: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to take you around Atlanta whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Atlanta. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Atlanta. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I get a bargain rental car in Atlanta?

We always try to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:

  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
  • Decide what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent 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 companies have agencies in Atlanta?

From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to 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 a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Atlanta?

Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Atlanta is 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Atlanta?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some coverage, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

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

You will have to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We suggest returning your car with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

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

Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Atlanta. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.

Know before you go

Be sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your Atlanta rental car today

Know that you can count on a great set of wheels that will result in more extra money to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Atlanta car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you out here.

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