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Car rentals in Charlotte: All you need to know

A Charlotte car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Tennessee has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Charlotte. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I find a bargain car rental in Charlotte?

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

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
  • Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and book in advance

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

What rental suppliers have agencies in Charlotte?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the 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 Charlotte?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Tennessee city means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

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

Typically, to rent a car in Charlotte you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go through the terms to determine what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.

Does Charlotte require rental car insurance?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.

Are there different fuel policies?

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

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with.

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

Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Charlotte. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to see if there are any limitations.

Know before you go

Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Charlotte adventure. It's important to:

  • Inspect your car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • 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 windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Charlotte rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Charlotte has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Charlotte.