Car rentals in Clarksdale: All you need to know
A Clarksdale car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Mississippi has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Clarksdale. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Clarksdale?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Clarksdale has to offer. You can also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the actual cost before you rent
- Decide what car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Clarksdale?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Clarksdale?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Mississippi town means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Clarksdale in style||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Clarksdale?
Typically, to rent a car in Clarksdale you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Clarksdale?
When driving around Clarksdale or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier 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 buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Clarksdale.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need 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 pay for the fuel you use. 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 won't pay more than local fuel 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 of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Clarksdale?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Clarksdale vacation, make sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Clarksdale 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.