Car rentals in Hattiesburg: All you need to know
A Hattiesburg car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Mississippi has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Hattiesburg. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Hattiesburg?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Hattiesburg rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Hattiesburg?
In Hattiesburg, CarRentals.com has a few rental car providers to choose from, like Enterprise. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hattiesburg?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Mississippi town means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Mississippi back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hattiesburg?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Hattiesburg is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to discover what the exact rate is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Hattiesburg?
When cruising through Hattiesburg or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Hattiesburg rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a 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 car. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. 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 Hattiesburg.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Hattiesburg and maybe even the rest of Mississippi offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Hattiesburg car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Hattiesburg has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Hattiesburg.