Car rentals in Westover: All you need to know
A Westover car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Alabama has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Westover. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Westover?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Westover has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you book
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Westover?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Westover?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Westover. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Westover?
Typically, to rent a car in Westover you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the terms to find what any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Does Westover require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can just include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Westover rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel 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 petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at 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 need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back topped off. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before you bring your car back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Westover?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers 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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Westover trip, make sure you check a few things before you leave the car 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
- 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Westover car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Westover has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Westover.