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Car rentals in Whitakers: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to get around Whitakers whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Whitakers. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Whitakers. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How do I find a bargain rental car in Whitakers?

You're well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental when you use us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:

  • Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
  • Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have agencies in Whitakers?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Whitakers?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Whitakers. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
PremiumBusiness travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise WhitakersCadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar
SUV or MinivanLarge groups that need room for all their suitcasesChrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
Compact CarGreat for driving in big citiesToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Whitakers?

Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Whitakers is 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Read over the supplier's terms to discover what the exact charge is before you book your vehicle.

Does Whitakers require rental car insurance?

When cruising through Whitakers or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Whitakers.

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 find a gas station near your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 costYou 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 be paying for any 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 pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your carYou usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We encourage returning it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before returning the car rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

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.

Before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Whitakers trip, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:

  • Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your Whitakers 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 that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.