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Car rentals in Columbus: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to take you around Columbus whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Columbus. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Columbus. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Columbus?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Columbus. You should also:

  • Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
  • Determine what vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need

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

What rental companies have retailers in Columbus?

From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Columbus?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Columbus. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Columbus?

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Columbus is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you book your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Columbus?

Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, 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, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Columbus. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

What fuel policy do you recommend?

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.

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

Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

What is Columbus famous for?

There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Columbus's most popular attractions are:

  • Easton Town Center
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • German Village
  • The Scioto Mile

Luckily, you'll be able to drive to the one you want or visit all of them.

Tips before you leave the lot

Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Columbus adventure. It's important to:

  • Look over your car and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Columbus 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.

Car rental company addresses in Columbus

Hertz

Top rated Hertz rental locations in Columbus

1355 W Mound St, Columbus, USA
2550 Scarborough Blvd, Columbus, USA
4660 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, USA
81 N Stygler Rd, Gahanna, USA
5887 N Meadows Dr, Grove City, USA

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