Car rentals in Valdosta: All you need to know
A Valdosta car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Georgia has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Valdosta. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Valdosta?
You're on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental by going through us. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Valdosta.
What rental companies have agencies in Valdosta?
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 meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Valdosta?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Valdosta. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Georgia back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, 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 Valdosta?
Typically, to rent a car in Valdosta you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read over the terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Valdosta?
When cruising through Valdosta or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage through the rental agency. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|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. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range 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 Valdosta.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Valdosta?
If you want to see all that Valdosta and maybe even the rest of Georgia offers, you're 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 sure they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Valdosta trip, check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect 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
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Valdosta 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 car rental that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.