Car rentals in Catawba: All you need to know
A Catawba car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of South Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Catawba. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Catawba?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Catawba has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Catawba rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Catawba?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Catawba?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Carolina city means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Catawba?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Catawba is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Catawba?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Catawba.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get your automobile topped off. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Catawba. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring added charges. Be sure to read your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Catawba adventure. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 Catawba car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Catawba has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Catawba.