Car rentals in Augusta: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Augusta whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Augusta. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Augusta. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Augusta?
You're on your way to getting the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, you can try to do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Augusta rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Augusta?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Augusta?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Augusta. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Augusta?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Augusta is 21. But, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Augusta require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a car. That said, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing it back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before returning the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. 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
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the lot on your Augusta adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 Augusta rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Augusta has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Augusta.