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Car rentals in Effingham: All you need to know

An Effingham car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of South Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Effingham. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How do I find a bargain rental car in Effingham?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Effingham has to offer. You should also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
  • Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Effingham rental car.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Effingham?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Effingham?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Carolina metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryIf you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to EffinghamAudi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar
SUVSizable groups that need room for all their luggageJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Effingham?

Typically, to rent a car in Effingham you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your car.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Effingham?

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's 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 find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up 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. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually suggest that you choose 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 Effingham?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.

Before you drive off

Before you get started on your Effingham adventure, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Look over your vehicle and make sure there is no 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your Effingham 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 rental car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.