Car rentals in Killeen: All you need to know
A Killeen car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Texas has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Killeen. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Killeen?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Killeen?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Killeen?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Killeen. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving through big cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Killeen?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Killeen is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Killeen?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a vehicle. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Killeen. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 Killeen.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Killeen. You can drive wherever you like and not incur additional charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your vehicle and be certain there is no 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Killeen car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Killeen has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Killeen.