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Car rentals in Locust: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to get around Locust whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Locust. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Locust. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Locust?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Locust has to offer. You should also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
  • Book your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have retailers in Locust?

From global names like Enterprise 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 get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this North Carolina town means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
PremiumEveryone who wants to travel Locust in styleMercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar
MinivanSizable groups that need room for all their luggageChrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
HybridThose looking for a fuel-efficient vehicleBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Locust?

Typically, to rent a car in Locust you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you book your vehicle.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Locust?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But there may be limitations, such as not covering large automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Locust.

What is the fuel policy for Locust rental cars?

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 an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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. Many rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect 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?

At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle topped off. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before you return the car.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you wish to check out all that Locust and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Locust. Review the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."

Before you drive off

Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot on your Locust adventure. You should take time to:

  • Check out your vehicle 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
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Locust car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Locust has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Locust.