Car rentals in Five Points: All you need to know
A Five Points car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Alabama has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Five Points. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Five Points?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Five Points has to offer. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Five Points?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Five Points?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Five Points. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Five Points in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family trips where you need additional room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Five Points?
Generally, to rent a car in Five Points you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the terms to figure out what the exact fee will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Five Points?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. Nevertheless, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for 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 get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||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 service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol 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 won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that customers 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 miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Five Points. You can drive as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Be sure to read your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Five Points adventure. You should:
- Walk around your car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Five Points car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a grand car that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Five Points rental car when you book with us. See you on the road.