Car rentals in Memphis: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Memphis whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Memphis. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Memphis. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Memphis?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
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 global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
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 difficulty choosing, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the New York back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Memphis?
Generally, to rent a car in Memphis you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Memphis?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. With that said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Memphis. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can easily include it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open 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 pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||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 the vehicle, and you won't need 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 go on a long trip|
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 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 Memphis.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Memphis adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Memphis car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Memphis has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Memphis.