Car rentals in Hopkins: All you need to know
A Hopkins car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of South Carolina has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Hopkins. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Hopkins?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Hopkins. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Hopkins rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Hopkins?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Hopkins?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Hopkins. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Hopkins?
Normally, to rent a car in Hopkins you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to find what the exact rate will be before you book your car.
Does Hopkins require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Hopkins rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need 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 need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hopkins?
If you plan to check out all that Hopkins and maybe even the rest of South Carolina 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 they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Hopkins vacation, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Inspect 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
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Hopkins car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Hopkins has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Hopkins.