Car rentals in Mentone: All you need to know
A Mentone car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Alabama has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Mentone. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Mentone?
You're well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental with us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Mentone.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Mentone?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Mentone?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Mentone. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Mentone?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Mentone is 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 over the terms to discover any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Mentone?
When driving around Mentone 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 insurance with the rental agency. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different 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 a 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 get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol 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 may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Mentone?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Mentone. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur extra charges. Go over your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Mentone adventure, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 city
Book your Mentone car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.