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Car rentals in Louisville: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around Louisville whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Louisville. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Louisville. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How do I get a bargain rental car in Louisville?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Louisville has to offer. You can also:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
  • Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Louisville.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Louisville?

From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

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

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

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

Normally, to rent a car in Louisville you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.

Does Louisville require rental car insurance?

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Louisville.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

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

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Louisville?

If you wish to explore all that Louisville and maybe even the rest of Ohio offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you get going on your Louisville trip, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:

  • Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Louisville car rental today

Know that you can depend on a great ride that will leave you with cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Louisville car rental when you book with us. See you out here.