Car rentals in Columbus: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Columbus whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Columbus. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Columbus. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Columbus?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Columbus. You can also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Columbus?
We have around 41 rental car suppliers that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Economy and Budget and global ones like National and Enterprise. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Columbus?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Columbus. If you're having trouble picking the right car, 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?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Columbus is 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Columbus?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering large automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Columbus.
What is the fuel policy for Columbus rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.
You will have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Columbus?
If you want to check out all that Columbus and maybe even the rest of Georgia offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Columbus. Read the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Columbus adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working 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 with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.