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Car rentals in Columbus: All you need to know

A Columbus 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 else the rest of Texas has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Columbus. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How do I find a bargain car rental in Columbus?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Columbus has to offer. You can also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
  • Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; 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 agencies in Columbus?

From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

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

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Columbus. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

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

Usually, the age limit for car rentals 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 read the supplier's terms to figure out what the total will be before you rent your car.

Does Columbus require rental car insurance?

When cruising through Columbus or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the fuel policy for Columbus rental cars?

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

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.

Know before you go

Before you begin on your Columbus trip, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:

  • Look over your car and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Columbus rental car today

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

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