Car rentals in Franklin: All you need to know
A Franklin car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Alabama has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Franklin. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Franklin?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Franklin. You can also:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Normally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Franklin?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, 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 Franklin?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alabama metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfy ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Franklin?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Franklin is 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 rental agreement to find what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Franklin?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. That said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Franklin. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.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 tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||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 won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need 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 fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Franklin. You can drive wherever you like and not incur added charges. Read over your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Franklin adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Franklin car rental 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your requirements and not break your wallet.