Car rentals in Jacksonville: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Jacksonville whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Jacksonville. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Jacksonville. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Jacksonville?
You're well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through us. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Jacksonville rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Jacksonville?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Jacksonville?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Missouri city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to go all out on your trip to Jacksonville||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Jacksonville?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Jacksonville is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Does Jacksonville require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering large automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Jacksonville.
Are there 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 an open gas station close to 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 top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We recommend returning the car filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Jacksonville and maybe even the rest of Missouri offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Jacksonville. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Jacksonville vacation, check out a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Jacksonville 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 who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.