Car rentals in Durham: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Durham whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Durham. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Durham. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Durham?
You're well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by booking through us. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Durham?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Durham?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Durham. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Durham in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking around congested cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Durham?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Durham is 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Durham?
When driving in Durham or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require 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, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need 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 collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like 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 quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any 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 refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Durham?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Durham. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring added charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Durham adventure. You should:
- Check out the vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Durham 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.