Car rentals in Florence: All you need to know
A Florence 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 Alabama has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Florence. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Florence?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Florence. You should also:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book
- Determine the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Florence.
What rental companies have retailers in Florence?
CarRentals.com has around 10 car rental companies to decide from in Florence. You'll find some of the best suppliers, like Enterprise. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Florence?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alabama city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Florence?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Florence is 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Does Florence require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Florence or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most 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 think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Florence.
What is the fuel policy for Florence rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|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 need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||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 collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back filled up. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Florence and maybe even the rest of Alabama offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Florence. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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 Florence car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Florence has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Florence.