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What are the major attractions in Columbia?

If your trip to Columbia is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.

Plan a stop at aMuseum Columbia Childrens Museum. It's one attraction you'll find on many visitors' to-do lists. James K. Polk House and James K. Polk Ancestral Home are also not far away and worth a pit stop.

What are the best road trip destinations near Columbia?

Pull out your bucket list, because it's about to get that tiny bit longer. Once you've ticked off the sights in Columbia, there's a famous attraction just a little down the road. Grand Ole Opry hardly needs an introduction. Located about 40 miles away in Nashville, your travel itinerary just has to include this unmissable sight.

What kind of rental car should I get for Columbia?

No other mode of transportation can give you convenience and flexibility like your own set of wheels. No matter the reason for your stay in Columbia, CarRentals.com has an excellent range of vehicles to pick from. Heading to the city with your beau? Rev up the romance by renting a mini or compact car. A pleasure to drive and a piece of cake to park, you'll love sitting side by side in one of these cute rides. A van is ideal for families with youngsters. There's plenty of room for everyone and you can venture wherever you want, whenever you want. If your trip is all about business, a premium car will transport you from meeting to conference in comfort and style.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Columbia?

For some, owning a high-end vehicle is little more than a lofty dream. But renting your dream car is far more achievable than you might think! Imagine cruising down the highway in a swanky sports car, even if it's only for a short while. Or perhaps all you need is a reliable set of wheels to get you quickly and safely from point A to point B. Affordable or flashy? Either way, there's a rental car to suit you in Columbia.

What do I need to know about driving in Tennessee?

When driving in a new destination, you should have a clear understanding of the rules and regulations. Here's what you'll need to know to jump behind the wheel in Columbia safely:

What side of the road do they drive on in Columbia?

You'll need to keep to the right while driving in Columbia. In addition to that, exercise a little extra caution if it's your first time on the road here. Once you've got the hang of how the locals drive, you can relax and start enjoying the scenery!

Does Columbia have peak-hour traffic?

One of the upsides of motoring around a smaller city is less traffic, so don't stress too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of only 34,700, you can expect a smooth Columbia driving experience.

Is it difficult to park in Columbia?

You're unlikely to have any issues finding a parking spot in Columbia. With plenty of places to leave your car, exploring the top sights of this destination is a joy.

Are there speed limits in Columbia?

Speed limits vary in Columbia, but usually range from 30 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Most residential roads have a top speed of 30 mi/h unless indicated otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Tennessee?

Most of the time, your rental car company will bill the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes. Otherwise, they may share your contact details with local authorities, who'll then issue a fine straight to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Tennessee?

By law everyone must wear a seat belt. However, there are some exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation systems.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Columbia?

As in many places, normal cell phone usage is prohibited while operating a vehicle in Columbia. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just ensure you stay focused on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Columbia?

In Columbia, it is against the law to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. If you plan to have a drink or two, it'd be wise to leave the car behind.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Columbia?

Yes, you may turn on a red light in Columbia. Before making the maneuver, you have to completely stop the vehicle. Proceed only when the lane you are turning into is clear of approaching traffic.

Car rentals in Columbia: All you need to know

A Columbia car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Tennessee has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Columbia. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

Where can I find a bargain car rental in Columbia?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Columbia has to offer. You can also:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
  • Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and book in advance

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

What rental companies have outlets in Columbia?

From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Columbia?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Columbia. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

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

Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Columbia is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go over the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.

Does Columbia require rental car insurance?

Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can simply include it at checkout.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to find a gas station near your rental car supplier

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually recommend that you choose 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?

If you want to check out all that Columbia and maybe even the rest of Tennessee offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your Columbia adventure, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around the car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. 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 windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Columbia rental car 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 who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.

Car rentals in Columbia: All you need to know

A Columbia car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Tennessee has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Columbia. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

Where can I find a bargain car rental in Columbia?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Columbia has to offer. You can also:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
  • Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and book in advance

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

What rental companies have outlets in Columbia?

From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Columbia?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Columbia. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

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

Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Columbia is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go over the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.

Does Columbia require rental car insurance?

Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can simply include it at checkout.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to find a gas station near your rental car supplier

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually recommend that you choose 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?

If you want to check out all that Columbia and maybe even the rest of Tennessee offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your Columbia adventure, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around the car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. 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 windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Columbia rental car 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 who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.

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