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Car rentals in Texas: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around Texas whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Texas. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Texas. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where do I get a bargain rental car in Texas?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Texas has to offer. You can also:

  • Compare 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
  • Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the actual cost before you rent
  • Determine what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Texas rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Texas?

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

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

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Texas. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

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

Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Texas is 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges is before you book your car.

Does Texas require rental car insurance?

When cruising through Texas or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Texas.

What is the fuel policy for Texas rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We usually recommend that you opt for 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?

If you plan to see all that Texas offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Know before you go

Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Walk around your car and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your Texas rental car today

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