Car rentals in Blacksburg: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Blacksburg whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Blacksburg. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Blacksburg. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Blacksburg?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Blacksburg. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Blacksburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, 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 types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Blacksburg?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Blacksburg. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Blacksburg||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Blacksburg?
Usually, to rent a car in Blacksburg you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Blacksburg require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Blacksburg rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up 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. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Blacksburg?
If you want to see all that Blacksburg and maybe even the rest of South Carolina offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Blacksburg trip, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Blacksburg car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.