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Car rentals in Columbia: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to get around Columbia whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Columbia. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Columbia. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Columbia?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Columbia. You can also:

  • Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

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

What rental companies have retailers in Columbia?

From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

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

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Columbia. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make 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?

Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Columbia is 21. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the terms to determine what the exact price is before you rent your vehicle.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Columbia?

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Columbia.

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 search for a gas station near your car rental supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone 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.

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to determine 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Columbia car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Columbia has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Columbia.