Car rentals in Knoxville: All you need to know
A Knoxville car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Tennessee has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Knoxville. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Knoxville?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Knoxville.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Knoxville?
CarRentals.com has around a dozen car rental suppliers in the Knoxville area. You'll find well-known companies like Hertz and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Payless and Fox. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Knoxville?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Knoxville. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Knoxville?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Knoxville is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine what the total will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Knoxville?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Knoxville rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.
You will need to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing the car back filled up. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before bringing the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Knoxville?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Knoxville. You can drive wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Knoxville trip, check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and be certain there is no dents 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Knoxville car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can align with your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.