Car rentals in Blacksburg: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Blacksburg whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Blacksburg. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Blacksburg. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Blacksburg?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Blacksburg. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Blacksburg rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Blacksburg?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Blacksburg?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Blacksburg. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to go over our chart below. We've 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 enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Blacksburg?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Blacksburg is 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 over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Blacksburg?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||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 your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Blacksburg. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 navigating a new city
Book your Blacksburg rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Blacksburg has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Blacksburg.