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Car rentals in Melbourne Beach: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to get around Melbourne Beach whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Melbourne Beach. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Melbourne Beach. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Melbourne Beach?

You're on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental when you use us. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Melbourne Beach you can do a few things. Be sure to:

  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
  • Decide the vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Melbourne Beach rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Melbourne Beach?

From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Florida metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classBusiness travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Melbourne BeachCamaro, Chrysler 300, or similar
MinivanIf you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfortable rideJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
Economy CarCouple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeingToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Melbourne Beach?

Typically, to rent a car in Melbourne Beach you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.

Does Melbourne Beach require rental car insurance?

When driving in Melbourne Beach or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most 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 you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a United States 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 typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Melbourne Beach.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to 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. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the carYou might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Melbourne Beach?

If you want to see all that Melbourne Beach and maybe even the rest of Florida offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Melbourne Beach. Review the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Melbourne Beach adventure, be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:

  • Walk around the vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • 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 wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Melbourne Beach car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Melbourne Beach has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Melbourne Beach.