Car rentals in Durham: All you need to know
A Durham car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Oklahoma has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Durham. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Durham?
You are well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Durham rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Durham?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Durham?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Oklahoma town means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Everyone who wants to travel Durham in style||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Durham together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Durham?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Durham is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to find what the exact fee will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Durham?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you rent a car. However, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest 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. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect 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 won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning your car topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank 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 Durham?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Durham rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Durham has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Durham.