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Car rentals in Johnston: All you need to know

A Johnston car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of South Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Johnston. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Johnston?

We always try to get you the best price. However, you can remember a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:

  • Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Don't get more vehicle than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the lower the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Johnston rental car.

What rental companies have retailers in Johnston?

From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Johnston?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Carolina town means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and sightseeingFord Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar
Full SizeIf you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfortable rideToyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallonToyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Johnston?

Typically, to rent a car in Johnston you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to determine any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.

Does Johnston require rental car insurance?

When driving in Johnston or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the carYou usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Johnston?

If you want to see all that Johnston and maybe even the rest of South Carolina offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Know before you go

Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 Johnston 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 vehicle that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.