Car rentals in Louisville: All you need to know
A Louisville car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Mississippi has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Louisville. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Louisville?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Louisville has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel 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 companies have retailers in Louisville?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Louisville?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Louisville. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Louisville?
Usually, to rent a car in Louisville you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to figure out what the total is before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Louisville?
When driving around Louisville or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Louisville.
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 find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply 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 refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||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 collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Louisville and maybe even the rest of Mississippi offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Louisville vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Louisville rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Louisville has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Louisville.