Car rentals in Fort Smith: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Fort Smith whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Fort Smith. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Fort Smith. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Fort Smith?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, to get the most savings when you travel to Fort Smith you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Fort Smith?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Fort Smith?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Arkansas city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Fort Smith?
Generally, to rent a car in Fort Smith you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read over the terms to discover what any additional charges is before you rent your car.
Does Fort Smith require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Fort Smith or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Fort Smith.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies 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 more 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 your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Fort Smith?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Fort Smith. You can drive as much as you want and not incur extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Fort Smith car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Fort Smith has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Fort Smith.