Car rentals in Charleston Afb: All you need to know
A Charleston Afb car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of South Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Charleston Afb. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Charleston Afb?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Charleston Afb has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Charleston Afb rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Charleston Afb?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Charleston Afb?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Charleston Afb. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Charleston Afb||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family getaways where you need the extra room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Charleston Afb?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Charleston Afb is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Charleston Afb?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 an empty tank. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||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 pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Charleston Afb and maybe even the rest of South Carolina offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Charleston Afb. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Charleston Afb adventure. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Charleston Afb car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your needs and not break the bank.