Car rentals in Raleigh: All you need to know
A Raleigh car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of West Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Raleigh. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Raleigh?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, you can do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Raleigh.
What rental companies have agencies in Raleigh?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Raleigh?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Raleigh. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the West Virginia back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Raleigh?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Raleigh is 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Raleigh?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Raleigh. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can just add it at checkout.
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 find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you 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 Raleigh?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Raleigh trip, make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Raleigh car rental today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a wonderful ride that will leave you with cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Raleigh car rental when you book with us. See you out here.