Car rentals in Mobile: All you need to know
A Mobile car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Alabama has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Mobile. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Mobile?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. But, you can do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel 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 Mobile.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Mobile?
There are around a half-dozen car rental companies to pick from in Mobile. You'll find some of the best companies, like Enterprise. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Mobile?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Mobile. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Mobile?
Normally, to rent a car in Mobile you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to find what any additional charges is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Mobile?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, 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. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing the car back with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before returning the vehicle. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Mobile?
If you want to explore all that Mobile and maybe even the rest of Alabama offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Mobile. Read the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot on your Mobile adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Mobile car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Mobile has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Mobile.