Car rentals in Charlotte: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Charlotte whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Charlotte. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Charlotte. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Charlotte?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Charlotte. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Charlotte?
There are around 47 rental companies that you can decide from. We have budget-friendly names like Dollar and Thrifty and global ones like National and Enterprise. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Charlotte?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this North Carolina metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Charlotte?
Generally, to rent a car in Charlotte you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read through the supplier's terms to discover any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Does Charlotte require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Charlotte or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance through the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.
What fuel policy should I get?
We recommend a full tank policy. You pick up your rental topped off. However, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
What is Charlotte famous for?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Charlotte has around 12 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- U.S. National Whitewater Center
- 7th Street Public Market
- Discovery Place
- NASCAR Hall of Fame
Luckily, you can cruise to whichever one you want or visit them all.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Charlotte rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Charlotte car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you on the road.