Car rentals in Marion: All you need to know
A Marion car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Alabama has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Marion. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Marion?
You're well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage 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 on your Marion rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Marion?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Marion?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Marion. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Alabama back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Marion?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Marion is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the total is before you book your rental.
Does Marion require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Marion or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental agency. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Marion.
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 have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel 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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Marion.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Marion?
If you want to check out all that Marion and maybe even the rest of Alabama offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Marion. Review the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Marion rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Marion has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Marion.