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Car rentals in Oak Ridge: All you need to know

An Oak Ridge car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of North Carolina has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Oak Ridge. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where can I get a bargain rental car in Oak Ridge?

You're well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental by booking through CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Make sure to:

  • Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
  • Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

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

What rental companies have agencies in Oak Ridge?

From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oak Ridge?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Oak Ridge. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Oak Ridge?

Typically, to rent a car in Oak Ridge you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oak Ridge?

When driving around Oak Ridge or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Oak Ridge.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oak Ridge?

If you wish to see all that Oak Ridge and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review 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 rental lot on your Oak Ridge adventure. It's important to:

  • Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
  • 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Oak Ridge car rental today

When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand set of wheels that will leave you with extra cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Oak Ridge car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you out here.