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Car rentals in Southwest: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to get around Southwest whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Southwest. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Southwest. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Southwest?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Southwest. You can also:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
  • Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have outlets in Southwest?

From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

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

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Southwest. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

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

Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Southwest is 21. But, there might be an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.

Does Southwest require rental car insurance?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Southwest.

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.

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Southwest.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Southwest. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.

Know before you go

Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:

  • Check out your car and be certain there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Southwest car rental today

Know that you can count on a grand vehicle that will leave you with extra cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Southwest rental car. We'll see you out here.

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