Car rentals in Watauga: All you need to know
A Watauga car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Tennessee has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Watauga. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Watauga?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, you can do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Watauga rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Watauga?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Watauga?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Watauga. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Watauga||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Watauga?
Generally, to rent a car in Watauga you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the terms to find what the exact price will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Watauga?
When driving in Watauga or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Watauga rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won'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 need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We encourage bringing it back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before you bring your car back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Watauga. You can drive as much as you want without incurring additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Watauga adventure. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Watauga rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Watauga has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Watauga.