Car rentals in Bon Air: All you need to know
A Bon Air 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 see what the rest of Alabama has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Bon Air. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Bon Air?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Bon Air. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Bon Air.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Bon Air?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bon Air?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Bon Air. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your vacation to Bon Air||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family trips where you need the extra room||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bon Air?
Typically, to rent a car in Bon Air you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the terms to discover what the total is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Bon Air?
Almost all countries require driver's 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 add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Bon Air.
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 have to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol 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 pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. 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 pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier 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||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 collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full tank policy. You should receive your car with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Bon Air?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone 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.
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Bon Air 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your needs and not break the bank.