Car rentals in Memphis: All you need to know
A Memphis 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 find out what the rest of Indiana has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Memphis. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Memphis?
You're on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Memphis you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you rent
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Memphis rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Memphis?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Memphis?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Memphis. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Memphis||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Memphis?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Memphis is 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read over the terms to discover what any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Memphis?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. With that said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Memphis. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Memphis rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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 Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service 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 an empty tank. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||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 get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. We encourage bringing it back filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Memphis and maybe even the rest of Indiana offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Memphis. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Memphis rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your needs and not break your wallet.