Car rentals in Atlanta: All you need to know
An Atlanta car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Kansas has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Atlanta. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Atlanta?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Atlanta has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Atlanta rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Atlanta?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Atlanta?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Atlanta. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to go all out on your visit to Atlanta||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Atlanta?
Normally, to rent a car in Atlanta you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to find what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Does Atlanta require rental car insurance?
When driving in Atlanta or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Atlanta.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose 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 Atlanta?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Atlanta. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur extra charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Atlanta adventure. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Atlanta rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Atlanta has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Atlanta.