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Car rentals in Memphis: All you need to know

A Memphis car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Missouri has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Memphis. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Memphis?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Memphis. You should also:

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

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

What rental suppliers have retailers in Memphis?

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

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

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Memphis. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

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

Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Memphis is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges is before you rent your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Memphis?

When cruising through Memphis or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

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 close to the drop-off location

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We usually suggest that customers opt for 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 Memphis?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Memphis. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are mileage restrictions.

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Memphis adventure. You should:

  • Inspect your car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • 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 wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Memphis car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Memphis has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Memphis.