Car rentals in Elizabethtown: All you need to know
An Elizabethtown car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of North Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Elizabethtown. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Elizabethtown?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Elizabethtown has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Elizabethtown rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Elizabethtown?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Elizabethtown?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Elizabethtown. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to go all out on your getaway to Elizabethtown||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Elizabethtown?
Normally, to rent a car in Elizabethtown you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to discover what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Elizabethtown?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Elizabethtown. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 need to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you like 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 need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you bring the car back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to explore all that Elizabethtown and maybe even the rest of North Carolina 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 be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Elizabethtown trip, make sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Elizabethtown car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Elizabethtown has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Elizabethtown.