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Car rentals in Dauphin Island: All you need to know

A Dauphin Island car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Alabama has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Dauphin Island. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Dauphin Island?

We always try to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
  • Reserve your car rental as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer

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

What rental companies have retailers in Dauphin Island?

From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.

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

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Dauphin Island. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:

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

Normally, to rent a car in Dauphin Island you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Dauphin Island?

When cruising through Dauphin Island or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. 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 miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Dauphin Island. You can drive as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage limitations.

Tips before you leave the lot

Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Dauphin Island adventure. It's worth the time to:

  • Inspect the vehicle 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
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Dauphin Island rental car today

Know that you can depend on a perfect car that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your Dauphin Island rental car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Dauphin Island car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you around town.