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Intermediate car rental: All you need to know

How do I get a cheap intermediate car rental?

Getting your hands on an intermediate car without paying over the odds is easy. Just use CarRentals.com to check out the latest deals, and consider:

  • Different car rental company rates for your travel dates;
  • Having only one named driver;
  • Booking well ahead of the trip.

What kind of car is an intermediate car?

Intermediate cars are versatile vehicles that are larger than compact cars. This means that a typical intermediate car, such as a Honda Civic or Hyundai Elantra, will tick the right boxes for couples, families, or groups of friends who’d like some more space to store luggage, without paying the higher rates for an SUV.

Why should I rent an intermediate car?

Intermediate cars are ideal for anyone traveling with a good amount of luggage, because you’ll have plenty of space to store it without compromising on space and legroom for passengers.

How old do I have to be to rent an intermediate car?

Exact age requirements can vary depending on your location and the car rental company itself. Generally speaking, you’ll need to be at least 21. Drivers under 25 may also have to pay a bit extra.

Do I need insurance for renting an intermediate car?

Insurance is necessary whatever kind of vehicle you’re driving. Check to see if your credit card, or current car insurance, already covers rental vehicles. If not, you can always buy the right policy through the rental company, or at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What do I need to bring when picking up a rented intermediate car?

Remember to pack your driver's license, as that’s essential for getting behind the wheel of your rental car. You’ll also need to have the credit card you used to make the booking.

Is it possible to book one-way intermediate car rental?

Whether you’re renting through Sixt, Avis, Alamo, or any other company, you should check how one-way rental will work, as policies may differ. You may also have to pay a surcharge for this.

What fuel policy is available for an intermediate car?

Different fuel policies may be on offer for your intermediate rental vehicle. That said, a full-to-full fuel policy is usually the most cost-effective – as long as you remember to fill that tank back up before returning the car.

Should I get unlimited miles with an intermediate car?

Unlimited mileage is commonly available with rental cars of all kinds, but remember to confirm this before booking if you intend to embark on longer trips with your vehicle.

When I rent an intermediate car, can I use a debit card?

Some rental companies do allow customers to use debit cards. Just bear in mind that they may need additional ID and run a credit check, or require proof of your travel itinerary. Check with the car rental company ahead of time to be sure.

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