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Carl's car rental: All you need to know

Looking for the perfect ride to whisk your family and friends across the Sunshine State? Carl’s Van Rentals hits the spot with a selection of stylish rental vans with space for your whole gang and then some. And whether you’re heading to Tallahassee or Miami, you’ll find the best deals for Florida rentals right here on CarRentals.com.

How can I save money on Carl’s rental vans?

Aside from comparing the best rental deals online, there are oodles of other ways to cut the cost of your van from Carl’s rentals. These top tips might prove helpful:

  • Choose and book your preferred vehicle long before you head to Florida;
  • Check the exact fuel and mileage policies before booking;
  • Nominate a single driver to hop behind the wheel of your rental vehicle.

Are there any age restrictions to be aware of?

You must have reached the ripe old age of 21 to book a van at Carl’s Van Rentals, although drivers under 25 should be prepared to pay a little extra for their policy to cover any young driver surcharges.

Is it okay to add an additional driver?

Sure thing. You can expect to pay more for this but adding one or more additional drivers to your rental agreement won’t usually present any problems at Carl’s.

What about mileage?

Many drivers find an unlimited mileage approach is the best fit, and Carl’s rentals do come with unlimited mileage if you pick them up at airport branches. Bear in mind that unlimited mileage won’t apply if you then drive out of state.

How do I pay for my fuel?

Carl’s rental vehicles don’t usually come with a full gas tank – this is a deliberate measure to keep rates low for customers. At the end of your rental period, you’ll simply need to replenish the tank to the same level as when it was picked up.

What will I find in Carl’s van rental fleet?

With a full range of vans on the menu, you might say that the clue is in the name. Minivans can be a cost-efficient option for up to 7 people, though Carl’s also offers 8, 11, 12, and 15-passenger options – many coming complete with dual air conditioning and automatic transmission, as well as oodles of extra space.

What documents will I need to rent a van from Carl’s?

Upon arrival at your Carl’s collection location, you’ll need to present both your driver’s license and the credit card you used to reserve the vehicle. Aside from that, you’ll also have to provide proof of appropriate insurance. It’s simple to add this to your booking on CarRentals.com should your existing car and credit card policies fall short of providing the necessary cover.

What kind of rental van should I choose from Carl’s?

The size of your party will largely determine which style of van you choose, though it’s also worth considering how far you intend to travel and whether you’d prefer an eco-friendly option. The table below includes some top tips:

A look at the history of Carl’s Van Rentals

Carl’s Van Rentals was founded in the early 90s, starting out with only a couple of vans. Its founder, Carl, was inspired to build a van rental company when his son’s Little League baseball team qualified for a championship game outside Orlando, but were unable to hire a van big enough to accommodate all the players. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the most trusted names in van rentals.