Car rentals in Summerville: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Summerville whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Summerville. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Summerville. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Summerville?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Summerville has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Summerville?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Summerville?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Summerville. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to go all out on your trip to Summerville||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their suitcases||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for maneuvering through large cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Summerville?
Generally, to rent a car in Summerville you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the terms to figure out what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Summerville?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you could already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com 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 need to search for 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 get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We recommend bringing your car back with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you bring your car back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Summerville. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur extra charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Summerville trip, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. 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
- 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Summerville car rental today
You know you can count on a great ride that will result in more extra money in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Summerville rental car when you book with us. We'll see you on the road.