Car rentals in Charleston: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Charleston whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Charleston. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Charleston. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Charleston?
You're on your way to locating the best price on your car rental by booking through us. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Charleston.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Charleston?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Charleston?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Charleston. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Charleston?
Generally, to rent a car in Charleston you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals. Go through the terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Charleston?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Charleston. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can simply add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Charleston rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Charleston. You can drive wherever you like and not incur added charges. Go over your policy to see if there are mileage limitations.
What are some things to do in Charleston?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Charleston has around 20 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Crafted Travel Brewery Tours
- H.L. Hunley Submarine
- The Nathaniel Russell House Museum
- Sullivan's Island
Luckily, you can drive to whichever one you want or see them all.
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Charleston rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.