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Car rentals in Houston: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to take you around Houston whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Houston. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Houston. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Houston?

CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:

  • 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 the car of your choice and save more
  • Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
  • Determine the car you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent more car than you need

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

What rental suppliers have agencies in Houston?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Mississippi city means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

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

Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Houston is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact rate is before you rent your car.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Houston?

When cruising through Houston or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the fuel policy for Houston rental cars?

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

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

What fuel policy should I get?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Houston.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Houston. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring additional charges. Review your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.

Before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Houston vacation, be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Houston car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Houston has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Houston.