National Car Rentals in Scottsdale: What you need to know
Scottsdale is just one of many neighborhoods in Phoenix that are worth exploring, and, you'll need your own car to check out all there is to do here. Local buses, while affordable, drop you off far from your destination. Ride hailing can be convenient, but small towns may not have timely service. Plus, the cost of going from here to there can start to add up.
If you want the convenience to go where you need to for a good price, then you've found the perfect place. Originally founded by 24 independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything economy to luxury cars, allowing you to choose the ideal vehicle for your next trip.
Frequently asked questions about renting a car
How do I get the best deals on a Scottsdale National car rental?
You're well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
A bit of knowledge can go a long way to lower your rate.
What do I need have with me when I get my rental car in Scottsdale?
You will need to carry with you your credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car?
National's minimum age to rent a car is 21. Make sure to review National's policy, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should book for my trip to Scottsdale?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Scottsdale. If you are having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category includes|
|Luxury or Premium class||If you really want to go all out on your vacation to Scottsdale||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the U.S. of A?
When driving in Scottsdale or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. National requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with National. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger 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 Phoenix.
Do I need to pay a deposit on my National rental car?
National, like many other rental car companies, requires a deposit when you make your reservation. The sum can vary greatly based on the type of vehicle. Furthermore, make sure there is enough available on your credit card to make a deposit.
Do I have to return my National rental with a full tank?
National and most other suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We recommend returning it topped off. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before bringing the car rental to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Can I get unlimited mileage when renting a car in Scottsdale?
Many suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it's part of your bundle that you are purchasing. It's important to determine how many miles you will be driving on your trip to Scottsdale. You don't want to be surprised with any additional fees if you don't have unlimited miles, so be sure you go through the supplier's policy. You may need to have unlimited miles if you are thinking of taking some road trips to find out all that Phoenix has to offer, or even the United States.
Are there any road trips I should take from Scottsdale?
Once you've explored Scottsdale, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. Residents of Scottsdale boast that they are "the West's most Western town," and a drive around the area will quickly show you why. If you need some places to start your journey, then head to:
- The Promenade, which houses plenty of shops and restaurants, along with The Spire, a landmark designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright
- Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, which showcases some of the best art and culture from the area
- MacDonald's Ranch, where you can get out of your car and into a saddle to see the landscape by horseback
There is also nothing like getting in your vehicle and exploring on your own cruising around Arizona.
Reserve Your Ride Today!
With everything there is to do in Phoenix, having your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of the U.S.A., you can go when you want, without having to wait for the bus or signal for a taxi.
Heading out of town soon? Book your National Scottsdale rent-a-car and take off to all the items on your itinerary. Book through CarRentals.com and hit the roads in Phoenix, Arizona.