Car rentals in Beaufort: All you need to know
A Beaufort car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of South Carolina has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Beaufort. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Beaufort?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Beaufort. You should also:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Beaufort rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Beaufort?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy 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 get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Beaufort?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Carolina metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||Family getaways where you need additional room||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Beaufort?
Normally, to rent a car in Beaufort you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Beaufort?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Beaufort.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up 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 do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Beaufort adventure, check a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Beaufort car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your needs and not break the bank.