Car rentals in South Bay: All you need to know
A South Bay car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Florida has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in South Bay. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a bargain rental car in South Bay?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages South Bay has to offer. You should also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you book
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in South Bay?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in South Bay?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Florida city means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise South Bay||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking around big cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in South Bay?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in South Bay is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to find any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in South Bay?
When driving around South Bay or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service 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. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before 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 get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in South Bay?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over South Bay. You can drive wherever you want without incurring extra charges. Read over your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your South Bay car rental today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a grand vehicle that will result in more extra money in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect South Bay rental car. See you out here.