Car rentals in Macon: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Macon whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Macon. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Macon. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Macon?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Macon. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Macon rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Macon?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Macon?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Macon. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Macon together||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Macon?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Macon is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Macon?
When driving around Macon or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Macon.
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 find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate 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 collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, find a gas station before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Macon?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Macon adventure. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and be sure there is no 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
- 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Macon rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.