Car rentals in Columbus: All you need to know
A Columbus car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Nebraska has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Columbus. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Columbus?
We always try to get you the best rate. But, you can do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Columbus rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Columbus?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Columbus?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nebraska city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Columbus?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Columbus is 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Columbus?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance on your rental; but, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||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 get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We advise a full tank policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before bringing the car rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Columbus. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Columbus vacation, be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Columbus car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Columbus has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Columbus.