Car rentals in Jackson: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Jackson whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Jackson. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Jackson. Read on to find out 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 a breeze to book budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Jackson. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies 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. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Jackson?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Jackson. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Jackson||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Jackson?
Typically, to rent a car in Jackson you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Jackson?
When driving around Jackson or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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 half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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 gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||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?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Jackson. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and make certain there is no dents 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Jackson car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.