Car rentals in Durham: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Durham whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Durham. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Durham. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Durham?
You're on your way to locating the best price on your car rental when you use us. But, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the actual cost before you book
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Durham?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Durham?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Durham. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to go all out on your trip to Durham||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfortable ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Durham?
Typically, to rent a car in Durham you must be at least 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 the rental agreement to discover what the total is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Durham?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas 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 your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the 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?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Durham.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Durham and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Durham adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Durham rental car today
You know you can count on a perfect set of wheels that will result in more extra cash in the bank when you reserve your Durham rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Durham car rental. We'll see you out here.