Car rentals in Dallas: All you need to know
A Dallas car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Manitoba has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Dallas. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Dallas?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Dallas. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Dallas.
What rental companies have retailers in Dallas?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Dallas?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Dallas. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Dallas||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Dallas?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Dallas is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go through the terms to find what the exact price is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Dallas?
When driving in Dallas or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Dallas?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Dallas. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring added charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Dallas trip, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Dallas rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Dallas has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Dallas.