Car rentals in Big Bend: All you need to know
A Big Bend car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of West Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Big Bend. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Big Bend?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Big Bend. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Big Bend rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Big Bend?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Big Bend?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this West Virginia city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family trips where you need the extra room||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Big Bend?
Typically, to rent a car in Big Bend you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine what the total will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Big Bend?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Big Bend.
What is the fuel policy for Big Bend rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. 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||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You pick up your rental topped off. However, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the car rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to explore all that Big Bend and maybe even the rest of West Virginia offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Big Bend. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Big Bend vacation, check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Walk around the 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Big Bend car rental today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you can count on a great car that will result in more extra money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Big Bend car rental when you book with us. See you on the road.