Car rentals in Pelham: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Pelham whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Pelham. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Pelham. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Pelham?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Pelham has to offer. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Pelham?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Pelham?
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 certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Pelham?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Pelham is 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read through the terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Pelham?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a 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 car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car. 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? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or 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 the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up 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 get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental topped off. However, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you bring the car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Pelham?
If you wish to see all that Pelham and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Pelham. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Pelham trip, check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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, and note 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 Pelham rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.