Car rentals in Dallas: All you need to know
A Dallas car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Wisconsin has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Dallas. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Dallas?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Dallas has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Dallas rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Dallas?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dallas?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Wisconsin city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Wisconsin back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for maneuvering in busy cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Dallas?
Typically, to rent a car in Dallas you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read over the supplier's terms to find what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.
Does Dallas require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Dallas.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher 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 the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Dallas?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Dallas. You can drive as much as you like without incurring added charges. Go over your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot on your Dallas adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Dallas rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can suit your requirements and not break your wallet.