Car rentals in Pikeville: All you need to know
A Pikeville car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Tennessee has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Pikeville. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Pikeville?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Pikeville has to offer. You should also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the true cost before you rent
- Decide the car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Pikeville?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Pikeville?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Tennessee metropolis means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to go all out on your trip to Pikeville||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Pikeville together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Pikeville?
Typically, to rent a car in Pikeville you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read over the supplier's terms to find what the exact fee will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Pikeville require rental car insurance?
When driving in Pikeville or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental agency. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Pikeville.
What is the fuel policy for Pikeville rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car 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 be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate 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 the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing your car back filled up. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before bringing the vehicle.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Pikeville and maybe even the rest of Tennessee offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Pikeville. Go over the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Pikeville adventure. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Pikeville 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 rental car that can suit your requirements and not break your wallet.