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National Car Rentals in Fort Smith: All you need to know

If you want to see everything Fort Smith has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own car, you can drive anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next getaway to Arkansas even more enjoyable with a National car rental.

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Fort Smith is a perfect town when you want some respite from hustle and bustle of a big city. Visitors come to take advantage of Fort Smith's local attractions. Of course, this city has more going on such as a burgeoning art scene and views of the mountains. No matter what you choose to do first, you'll want to see as much of Fort Smith as possible while on your road trip. If you need to mix it up from Fort Smith's easy-going vibes, then jump in the driver's seat of your National car rental and see what else is out there.

Founded by a couple dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 international locations. National provides everything SUVs to economy, allowing you to pick the best car for your getaway.

What you need to know for the road

How do I get a Fort Smith National car rental at a great price?

We strive to get you the lowest rates, no matter when you reserve your car. But booking well ahead of your visit can help you save even more. Make sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.

Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Fort Smith?

You will need to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.

What's the minimum age to rent a car in Fort Smith?

Most suppliers in Fort Smith set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review National's policy to find out what the total cost is for you.

Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Fort Smith?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Fort Smith. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and great for short drives. Commute times in Fort Smith average 31 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car more comfortable. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then pick a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Fort Smith vacation can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?

In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent from National. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?

National requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.

Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?

At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". But, if you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Fort Smith has enough to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to see what else Arkansas has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits once you've had a night out in Fort Smith's downtown or checked off all the activities in Fort Smith.

Does National offer one-way rentals in Fort Smith?

National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your rental at a different National. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you pick one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Fort Smith, having access to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Arkansas, you can drive wherever you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or looking through a bus schedule.

Before your next business or leisure trip, book your National Fort Smith car rental and visit all the must-see sights. Go through CarRentals.com and cruise the highway in Fort Smith, Arkansas.