There is no better way to see everything Tampa has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Carl's rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own car, you can go anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Florida even better with a Carl's rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With close to a quarter-million people, Tampa is a city that has plenty going on. Travelers come to enjoy Tampa's Pleasant winters. Of course, this city has more going on such as its a variety of entertainment options. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Tampa as you can during your vacation. And with your Carl's rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
CarRentals.com works with many of the most dependable companies, like Carl's, because they are known for their successful track record in providing guests with the best cars. We can help you and your visit get off on the right foot.
What you need to know for the road
How do I get a Tampa Carl's rental car at a great rate?
We strive to get you the lowest price, whether you book. However, reserving your car ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to not add an additional driver and go over the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
What should I carry with me when I get my car rental in Tampa?
Be sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Tampa's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Tampa set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Carl's's policy to determine if there is an additional cost for you.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Tampa?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Tampa. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and great for short drives. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have more room and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little luxury on their Tampa trip can choose the premium category for a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in the United States. Many of the major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Tampa. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Carl's require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Carl's requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Carl's will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Carl's?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You should get your car with the needle at "F". However, if you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back to Carl's. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Tampa has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to find out what else Florida has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Tampa. If you want to add even more excitement on your Tampa vacation, you can head to one of the three theme parks in the region. Embrace your thrill-seeking side, or take the family to Adventure Island or Adventure Island Water Park.
Can I get a one-way rental from Carl's?
Carl's typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at a different Carl's. However, there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Tampa, having access to an automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of Florida, you can go wherever you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Carl's Tampa car rental and take off to all the items on your itinerary. Book with CarRentals.com and speed along the streets in Tampa, Florida.