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Car rentals in Ethelsville: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to take you around Ethelsville whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Ethelsville. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Ethelsville. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How do I find a bargain car rental in Ethelsville?

You're on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through us. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
  • Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

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

What rental companies have retailers in Ethelsville?

From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ethelsville?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Ethelsville. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classBusiness travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise EthelsvilleInfiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar
MinivanFamily vacations where you need additional roomHyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most mpg on their tripBMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ethelsville?

Normally, to rent a car in Ethelsville you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to figure out what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Ethelsville?

When cruising through Ethelsville or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Ethelsville.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the carThe 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 pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Ethelsville?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.

Know before you go

Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:

  • Inspect your vehicle and be sure 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 see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Ethelsville rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Ethelsville has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Ethelsville.