If you want to see everything Wilmington has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car enables you to go to the spots you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to North Carolina even better with a National rental car.
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With over one-hundred thousand people, Wilmington is a city that has plenty going on. Many guests come to enjoy Wilmington's attractive setting. But you may have your eye on exploring the engaging art community. No matter what you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Wilmington as you can during your road trip. And with your National rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
Founded by two dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything SUVs to economy, allowing you to choose the ideal car for your next getaway.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get the best prices on a Wilmington National car rental?
We try to get you the best rates, whether you reserve your vehicle. However, reserving your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and read the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
What should I bring with me when I get my car rental in Wilmington?
You'll need to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Wilmington?
Most suppliers in Wilmington set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Take time to read through National's policy, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars in particular.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Wilmington?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Wilmington. Economy or compact cars are great for short drives and are easier to park. Commute times in Wilmington are around 34 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then go for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their Wilmington getaway can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from National. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip to Wilmington. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You pick up your National rental with a full tank. If you return the 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 find a gas station before you bring your car back to National. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Wilmington has lots to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to see what else North Carolina has to offer. You can explore the rest of the region free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Wilmington. If you want to add some fun to your Wilmington trip, you can also head to Jungle Rapids and enjoy an afternoon riding the park's attractions.
Does Wilmington National offer one-way car rentals?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your rental at another location. Don't forget 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 Wilmington, having access to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of North Carolina, you can drive wherever you like, without trying to hail a taxi or sign up for a ride-share.
Before your next business or leisure venture, book your National Wilmington car rental and visit all the must-do activities at your own pace. Reserve with CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Wilmington, North Carolina.