Car rentals in Providence: All you need to know
A Providence car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of North Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Providence. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Providence?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Providence has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might 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 companies have agencies in Providence?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Providence?
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 a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Providence?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Providence is 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact rate is before you book your vehicle.
Does Providence require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some insurance, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental supplier's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. 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 bring back the 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 pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas 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 shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Providence?
If you wish to see all that Providence and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Providence. Review the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Providence car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your needs and not break the bank.