Car rentals in Jackson: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Jackson whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Jackson. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Jackson. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Jackson?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Jackson. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Jackson?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Jackson?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alabama metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Jackson?
Usually, to rent a car in Jackson you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read over the terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Jackson?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Jackson rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Jackson.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Jackson?
If you wish to explore all that Jackson and maybe even the rest of Alabama offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Jackson. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Jackson trip, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out the car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 Jackson rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.