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With your trip guide in hand, you can feel the excitement. Once you grab your bag, the real fun starts in this exciting city, as you start your adventure. When you arrive in Wilmington, you'll want a car to visit everywhere on your itinerary. What better way to get a jump start on your holiday than to get behind the wheel right away? We list nearly everything you want to ensure your car rental from Wilmington Airport (ILM) goes as easy as can be.
You are in the right place if you are trying to obtain the best price on your Wilmington car rental. If you want to maximize your savings, aim to:
You can rent a vehicle in Wilmington if you are at least 21. Please note normally you'll be charged an additional fee if you are under 25. Moreover, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be further age restrictions. Make sure you check the company's policy before you book.
There are 8 rental car companies at the Wilmington Airport. Rent from companies like Hertz, National, Budget, and Enterprise, to name some. With so many fantastic choices, you are sure to get the vehicle and the rate that you need.
In Wilmington you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. You can purchase additional insurance through your supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Many major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Wilmington. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Be sure to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to refill the tank before you return. For a cheaper rate, you'll want to find a filling station before you bring it back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Wilmington has enough to keep you entertained, however you may want to drive to close by cities to check out what else this region has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area without worrying about mileage limits when you drive to see what else North Carolina has to offer.
Many companies offer one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
That depends on your needs and what you will be doing. Economy or compact vehicles are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. In Wilmington, people commute around 34 minutes, and you may feel a mid-size car or SUV provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to decrease your emissions and save on gas, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their Wilmington trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
We'll get you the top prices on rental cars in the city. Why spend tons of your vacation money when you can rent a car with CarRentals.com and have cash left over for the perfect Wilmington souvenir? Stop dreaming about a cruise in Wilmington and book with us.