Car rentals in Etowah: All you need to know
An Etowah car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Tennessee has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Etowah. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Etowah?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Etowah. You can also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Etowah.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Etowah?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Etowah?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Etowah. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Etowah?
Typically, to rent a car in Etowah you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Etowah?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Etowah.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the 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 more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We advise bringing your car back filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Etowah?
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. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Etowah adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Etowah rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your requirement and not break the bank.