Car rentals in Cherry Point: All you need to know
A Cherry Point car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of North Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Cherry Point. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Cherry Point?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Cherry Point. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- 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 Cherry Point rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Cherry Point?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Cherry Point?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Cherry Point. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the North Carolina back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Cherry Point?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Cherry Point is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Cherry Point?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. However, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can just include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Cherry Point rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Cherry Point and maybe even the rest of North 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 Cherry Point. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Cherry Point car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Cherry Point has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Cherry Point.