Car rentals in Jacksonville: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Jacksonville whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Jacksonville. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Jacksonville. 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 Jacksonville?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Jacksonville has to offer. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Jacksonville.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Jacksonville?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
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 New York city means you're bound to find a car 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||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Jacksonville?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Jacksonville is 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 read the supplier's terms to determine what the total is before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Jacksonville?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. With that said, you could already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Jacksonville. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can just add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Jacksonville rental cars?
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 your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up 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. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
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 Jacksonville.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Jacksonville. You can drive wherever you want and not incur added charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Jacksonville vacation, go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Jacksonville rental car 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your requirements and not break your wallet.