Car rentals in Lamar: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Lamar whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Lamar. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Lamar. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Lamar?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Lamar has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Lamar?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lamar?
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 certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Lamar||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Lamar together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lamar?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Lamar is 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Lamar?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage; however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just 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 fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier 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 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 your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Lamar and maybe even the rest of South Carolina offers, you're going to need 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 truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Lamar car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.