Car rentals in Winston Salem: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Winston Salem whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Winston Salem. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Winston Salem. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Winston Salem?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Winston Salem has to offer. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Winston Salem rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Winston Salem?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Winston Salem?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Winston Salem. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the North Carolina back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Winston Salem?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Winston Salem is 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to find what the exact price will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Winston Salem?
When driving in Winston Salem or the rest of the U.S.A., you will 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 purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing it back filled up. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before returning the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Winston Salem?
If you plan to see all that Winston Salem and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Winston Salem. Go over the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Winston Salem vacation, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Look over your car and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 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 unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Winston Salem rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Winston Salem has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Winston Salem.