Car rentals in Shelbyville: All you need to know
A Shelbyville 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 else the rest of Texas has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Shelbyville. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Shelbyville?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Shelbyville. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Shelbyville?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Shelbyville?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Texas metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Shelbyville in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Shelbyville?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Shelbyville is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read through the supplier's terms to find any additional fees is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Shelbyville?
When driving in Shelbyville or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the 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 rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several providers 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 may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have 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 have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We advise returning your car with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the rental car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Shelbyville?
If you plan to see all that Shelbyville and maybe even the rest of Texas offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Shelbyville. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Shelbyville trip, check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Shelbyville rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your needs and not break your wallet.