Car rentals in Tatum: All you need to know
A Tatum car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of South Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Tatum. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Tatum?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Tatum has to offer. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Tatum.
What rental companies have outlets in Tatum?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Tatum?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Carolina metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Everyone who wants to travel Tatum in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Tatum?
Generally, to rent a car in Tatum you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Tatum?
When cruising through Tatum or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as 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 Tatum.
Are there different 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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Tatum?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Tatum vacation, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Tatum rental car 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 break your wallet.