Car rentals in Harkers Island: All you need to know
A Harkers Island car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of North Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Harkers Island. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Harkers Island?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Harkers Island has to offer. You should also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Harkers Island.
What rental companies have retailers in Harkers Island?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Harkers Island?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this North Carolina city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the North Carolina back-country||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Harkers Island?
Usually, to rent a car in Harkers Island you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the terms to find what the exact rate will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Harkers Island?
When cruising through Harkers Island or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental agency. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. 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 head to Harkers Island.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for 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 get your automobile. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees 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. Ask 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 might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your car with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Harkers Island and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Harkers Island. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Harkers Island rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a perfect ride that will result in more cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Harkers Island car rental. See you around town.