Car rentals in Point Harbor: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Point Harbor whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Point Harbor. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Point Harbor. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Point Harbor?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Point Harbor. You should also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Point Harbor?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Point Harbor?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Point Harbor. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Point Harbor||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfortable ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Point Harbor?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Point Harbor is 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the terms to figure out what the exact fee is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Point Harbor?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a vehicle. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can simply include it at checkout.
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 have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. 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 an empty tank. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||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 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 fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers choose 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 Point Harbor?
If you wish to see all that Point Harbor and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Point Harbor. Review the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Point Harbor adventure, make sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Point Harbor 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.