Car rentals in South Plains: All you need to know
A South Plains car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Texas has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in South Plains. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in South Plains?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in South Plains?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to South Plains?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit South Plains. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in South Plains?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in South Plains is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Does South Plains require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, 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, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for South Plains. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that South Plains and maybe even the rest of Texas offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over South Plains. Review the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot on your South Plains adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your South Plains car rental 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.