Car rentals in Summit: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Summit whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Summit. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Summit. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Summit?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Summit.
What rental companies have outlets in Summit?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, 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 types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Summit?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Summit. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Summit||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Summit?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Summit 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 read through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact rate is before you book your car.
Does Summit require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Summit or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Summit.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need 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 fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 Summit.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Summit?
If you plan to see all that Summit and maybe even the rest of Mississippi offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any 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
- 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 working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Summit car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Summit has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Summit.