Car rentals in Swannanoa: All you need to know
A Swannanoa car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of North Carolina has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Swannanoa. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Swannanoa?
You are on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Swannanoa rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Swannanoa?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 Swannanoa?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this North Carolina metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Swannanoa||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Swannanoa together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Swannanoa?
Normally, to rent a car in Swannanoa you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read over the terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Swannanoa?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have 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 get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some rental car companies offer 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 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 the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas 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 fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Swannanoa.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Swannanoa?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Swannanoa. You can drive wherever you like and not incur added charges. Read over your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Swannanoa rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not break the bank.