Car rentals in Selma: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Selma whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Selma. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Selma. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Selma?
You're well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, to get the most savings when you travel to Selma you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Selma rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Selma?
In Selma, there are a few car rental companies to decide from, like Enterprise. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Selma?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alabama town means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to treat yourself on your visit to Selma||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Selma?
Generally, to rent a car in Selma you must be at least 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 go through the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Selma?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Selma.
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 need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump 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 range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Selma.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Selma trip, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and make sure there is no 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
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Selma car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Selma has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Selma.