Car rentals in Jefferson: All you need to know
A Jefferson car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Alabama has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Jefferson. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Jefferson?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Jefferson has to offer. You should also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Jefferson rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Jefferson?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read 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 Jefferson?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Jefferson. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Jefferson?
Usually, to rent a car in Jefferson you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the terms to determine what the exact charge is before you book your car.
Does Jefferson require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Jefferson. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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 fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
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 Jefferson?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Jefferson. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Jefferson vacation, go over a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Jefferson 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.