Car rentals in Dallas: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Dallas whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Dallas. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Dallas. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Dallas?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Dallas. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Dallas?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Dallas?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Dallas. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Dallas in style||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||Family trips where you need additional room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Dallas?
Generally, to rent a car in Dallas you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Dallas require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Dallas. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
Are there 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 find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices 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'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Dallas?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Dallas. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Dallas adventure. You should:
- Look over your car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Dallas car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.