Car rentals in Madison: All you need to know
A Madison car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Florida has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Madison. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Madison?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Madison. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Madison.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Madison?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Madison?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Florida city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Madison in style||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family vacations where you need the extra room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Madison?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Madison is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Madison?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Madison.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies 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 bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Madison.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Madison?
If you want to check out all that Madison and maybe even the rest of Florida offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Madison. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Madison rental car today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you can count on a great set of wheels that will result in more cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Madison rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you around town.