Car rentals in Alamo: All you need to know
An Alamo 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 the rest of Tennessee has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Alamo. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Alamo?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Alamo. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Alamo rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Alamo?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Alamo?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Alamo. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Tennessee back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Alamo?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Alamo is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Alamo?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Alamo rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Alamo rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Alamo has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Alamo.