Car rentals in Morehead City: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Morehead City whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Morehead City. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Morehead City. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Morehead City?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Morehead City has to offer. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; 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 Morehead City.
What rental companies have retailers in Morehead City?
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. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Morehead City?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this North Carolina city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you need the best||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Morehead City together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Morehead City?
Normally, to rent a car in Morehead City you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you book your rental.
Does Morehead City require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 need to search for 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 then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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 half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees 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. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Morehead City?
If you plan to explore all that Morehead City and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Morehead City trip, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Morehead City rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Morehead City has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Morehead City.