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1485 Kerley Dr

Average pickup time: >60 minutes.
6.7 out of 10 (3 Reviews)
Friendliness
9 /10
Friendliness 90%
Cleanliness
9 /10
Cleanliness 90%
Pickup time
10 /10
Pickup time 100%
Overall value
10 /10
Overall value 100%
4 out of 5
BhupenReviewed on Jan 30, 2019, 7:21 PM
Everything was great. Only need more employees at the checkin counter. I had to wait half hour to pick up my vehicle
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5405 Airport Service Road

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
6 out of 10 (713 Reviews)
Friendliness
7.2 /10
Friendliness 72%
Cleanliness
7.2 /10
Cleanliness 72%
Pickup time
8.7 /10
Pickup time 87%
Overall value
6.7 /10
Overall value 67%
3 out of 5
RonReviewed on Nov 9, 2020, 6:26 PM
The wait time was too long. The previous renters contract was still in the glove compartment. When I checked into my hotel, they pointed out what looked to be damage to the vehicle. The vehicle had over 30k mileage. The price was right, but it came with uncertainties, so the next time I need a car I will use someone else.
4 out of 5
MaryReviewed on Oct 26, 2020, 10:12 PM
The reason for 4 stars is the long wait to get the car. There were 3 people ahead of us and it took forever. Then when we gave our name and the cancelled reservation came up instead of the latest one. I had cancelled it weeks before, but it was still in their system. So I had to show him the email and we went around and around until he put in my name and up it came in their system. They were really nice about it and put my husband on as an additional driver for free. Besides the long wait it went well.
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10701 Lambert International Blvd

Average pickup time: 11-20 minutes.
10 out of 10 (1 Reviews)
Friendliness
10 /10
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness
10 /10
Cleanliness 100%
Pickup time
10 /10
Pickup time 100%
Overall value
10 /10
Overall value 100%
5 out of 5
TeneishaReviewed on Oct 3, 2020, 8:11 PM
Rental was picked up and better than expected. National upgraded my rental free of charge. The ridge was in great condition, detailed and thoroughly cleaned. I was definitely impressed with National's customer service, easy, fast pick up and drop off of rental.

Compact car rental: all you need to know

Saving money on your next vacation is a top priority? Whether you plan on going for a short road trip with friends or on a week-long getaway with family, a compact car rental is your best bet. CarRentals.com offers huge discounts on a variety of makes and models, so you're sure to find one that fits your traveling needs.

How much does it cost to rent a compact rental car?

It doesn’t have to be costly to rent a car, if you take our advice below:

  • Many people drive down to their local car rental agency and rent a car right on the spot without doing any comparison shopping. Use CarRentals.com to compare rates from different agencies, and you’ll save both time and money;
  • Book in advance - booking your car at the last minute will mean much higher prices;
  • Being informed about how much mileage and fuel you’ll need, so you can adequately filter your search.

What kind of car is a compact?

A compact rental car offers more value than many other types of vehicles. Smaller engines and lighter weight combine for better fuel economy while still offering enough room to pack in your entire family. Most of the small, compact rental car types come with affordable prices that many other car types can't beat.

Some of the vehicles you could find available to rent include:

  • Nissan Versa Note
  • Ford Focus
  • Fiat 500L or similar vehicles

Please have in mind, that you can only book a category, not a specific model.

How old do I have to be to rent a compact car rental?

The general rule is that drivers must be aged 25-65 to rent a car, but it’s worth asking your chosen rental company for their terms and conditions, since age restrictions can differ between suppliers. It could be that, if you’re outside the age bracket, you can still rent if you pay a surcharge.

Do I need insurance for renting a compact car?

Yes, you’ll need to be insured before driving the car, and will need to show proof of coverage if your rental policy doesn’t include insurance. In the U.S., your own car insurance or credit card insurance may suffice. The rates on the website don’t include insurance but, as a U.S. Citizen, you can purchase insurance through CarRentals.com.

To rent a car in some countries, like Mexico, you will have to buy local insurance on top of your standard one.

What do I need to bring when picking up my compact car?

On arrival, you’ll need your driver’s license, insurance, and the credit card you used to book. Another form of ID may be required, so bring your passport, too.

Is it possible to rent a compact car one-way?

Usually, yes, though sometimes not when crossing a border. A surcharge may apply for one-way rentals, so please contact the car rental company to find out the feasibility and costs entailed.

What fuel policy is available for a compact rental car?

Usually, a full-to-full fuel policy is provided, which means that you will collect your vehicle with a full tank of gas and you will just need to refill it before returning the rental to its drop-off location.

Should I get unlimited miles with a compact car?

Most prices include an unlimited mileage policy, though some local rental suppliers may have mileage restrictions. Contact your supplier for details of the different options available.

When I rent a compact vehicle can I use a debit card?

Not usually. Debit cards are often not accepted by rental companies, who prefer you to pay using a credit card. Cash, pre-paid cards, and gift cards are also not acceptable forms of payment.

CarRentals.com features cheap deals on compact car rentals that are available from a variety of rental agencies around the world. Whether you need a fuel-saving four-door for your business trip or something affordable to take your college friends on a weekend trip, your answer is here at CarRentals.com. For more information, you can visit our general car rental FAQ page.