Car rentals in Hatteras: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Hatteras whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Hatteras. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Hatteras. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Hatteras?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hatteras.
What rental companies have agencies in Hatteras?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Hatteras?
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 bound 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 adventure||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Hatteras?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Hatteras 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 over the rental agreement to discover what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Does Hatteras require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can easily add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need 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 pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to 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 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 petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby 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 fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We advise bringing your car back filled up. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Hatteras and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Hatteras. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Hatteras trip, be sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hatteras rental car today
You know you can count on a great set of wheels that will result in more extra money in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Hatteras car rental when you book with us. See you around town.