Car rentals in Blue Ridge: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Blue Ridge whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Blue Ridge. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Blue Ridge. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Blue Ridge?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Blue Ridge rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Blue Ridge?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Blue Ridge?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Blue Ridge. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Blue Ridge?
Usually, to rent a car in Blue Ridge you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go over the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Blue Ridge?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Blue Ridge. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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 of fuel 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 have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas 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 should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Blue Ridge.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Blue Ridge?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Blue Ridge 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 who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.