Car rentals in Bowling Green: All you need to know
A Bowling Green car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Virginia has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Bowling Green. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Bowling Green?
We always try to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Bowling Green.
What rental companies have agencies in Bowling Green?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bowling Green?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Bowling Green. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Bowling Green?
Usually, to rent a car in Bowling Green you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to figure out any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Bowling Green?
When cruising through Bowling Green or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Bowling Green.
What is the fuel policy for Bowling Green rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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 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 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 supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas 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 pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the 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 fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before bringing the vehicle.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Bowling Green adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your car and make sure there is no 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
- 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bowling Green car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Bowling Green has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Bowling Green.