You will need a North Carolina car rental for many reasons. First, renting a car saves you time. Unlike the bus, which operates on a fixed schedule, with a rental car, you’re free to plan your trip as you see fit. Rental cars also allow you to discover more. The bus operates on a fixed route, but you can drive off the pavement to North Carolina’s hidden gems with your own set of wheels. You also get comfort and convenience from a rental car. You don’t have to drag your luggage around, and you’ll have features like enough storage space, GPS, air conditioning, a great sound system, and comfortable seating.
Before getting behind the wheel of a North Carolina car rental, here are a few things you should know. You’re supposed to have your headlights on from dusk to dawn when visibility drops to less than 400 feet and when your windshield wipers are on due to inclement weather. It is illegal to use your cellphone when driving unless you’re using a hands-free kit. Stick to the speed limit at all times, and the limits in North Carolina are 20 to 35 mph within city limits, 55 to 60 mph on rural roads, and 50 to 70 mph on freeways. If you encounter a school bus with its lights flashing, all traffic on a two-lane road must stop until the bus is done. Finally, if you encounter an emergency vehicle on the shoulder, move one lane over if possible or slow down and let the emergency team work.
You need to be at least twenty one to get a car rental in North Carolina. Most rental locations have this as their minimum age, with a few having it as twenty. You’ll also be required to provide a valid driver’s license and credit or debit card in your name before you’re allowed to rent a car. There is a daily surcharge for renters between twenty one and twenty four, and they won’t have access to all vehicle classes, including luxury and exotic rentals, full-size and premium SUVs, signature models, and large cargo and passenger van rentals. Also, the debit card form of payment can only be used by renters twenty five and over.
Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in North Carolina.
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On average a rental car in North Carolina costs C$ 537 per week (C$ 77 per day).
On average a rental car in North Carolina costs C$ 2,303 per month (C$ 77 per day).