Car rentals in Rainbow City: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Rainbow City whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Rainbow City. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Rainbow City. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Rainbow City?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, you can do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine the car you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Rainbow City rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Rainbow City?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rainbow City?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Rainbow City. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Rainbow City?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Rainbow City is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the terms to find what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Rainbow City?
When cruising through Rainbow City or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. Use as much petrol 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply 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 upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rainbow City?
If you wish to check out all that Rainbow City and maybe even the rest of Alabama offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Rainbow City adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rainbow City 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 vehicle that can suit your needs and not break the bank.