Car rentals in Memphis: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Memphis whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Memphis. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Memphis. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Memphis?
You're on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use us. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Memphis you can do a few things. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Memphis.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Memphis?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Memphis?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Texas metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to go all out on your vacation to Memphis||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Memphis?
Normally, to rent a car in Memphis you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the terms to figure out any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Does Memphis require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Memphis.
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 search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. 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 get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching 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 won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your 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?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Memphis. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Memphis adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Memphis car rental today
When you reserve your Memphis rental car with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a wonderful ride that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Memphis car rental. See you on the road.