Car rentals in Huntsville: All you need to know
A Huntsville car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Arkansas has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Huntsville. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Huntsville?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Huntsville.
What rental companies have outlets in Huntsville?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Huntsville?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Huntsville. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Huntsville?
Usually, to rent a car in Huntsville you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the terms to find any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Huntsville?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a vehicle. However, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Huntsville. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more 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 pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Huntsville?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Huntsville adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 driving around a new region
Book your Huntsville car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Huntsville has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Huntsville.