Car rentals in Franklin: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Franklin whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Franklin. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Franklin. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Franklin?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Franklin?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, 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 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 Virginia town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Virginia back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Franklin?
Generally, to rent a car in Franklin you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Franklin require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Franklin or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Franklin 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 close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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 fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges 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. Many suppliers offer 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 won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Franklin and maybe even the rest of Virginia offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Franklin. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Franklin adventure. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Franklin car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Franklin has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Franklin.