Car rentals in Gulf: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Gulf whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Gulf. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Gulf. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Gulf?
You're well on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Gulf.
What rental companies have agencies in Gulf?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Gulf?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this North Carolina metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the North Carolina back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Gulf?
Generally, to rent a car in Gulf you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go over the supplier's terms to find any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Gulf?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a more expensive price 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 the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Gulf.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Gulf. You can drive as much as you want without incurring added charges. Be sure to read your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Gulf vacation, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on the 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Gulf rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Gulf has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Gulf.