Car rentals in Elizabethton: All you need to know
An Elizabethton car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Tennessee has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Elizabethton. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Elizabethton?
You are on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by going through us. However, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more car than you need. Generally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Elizabethton rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Elizabethton?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Elizabethton?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Elizabethton. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Tennessee back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Elizabethton?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Elizabethton is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact rate is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Elizabethton?
When driving around Elizabethton or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental agency. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||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 don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those 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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Elizabethton car rental 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 deplete your travel fund.