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Ohio car rentals

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Top tips for hiring a car in Ohio

  • Most car renters going to Ohio think that rental companies should pay for the gas after paying for the car. While it seems convenient for rental companies to pay for gas, renters could be paying for this convenience later while dropping off the rental vehicle. You will have to refill the tank before returning the vehicle to your rental company. The majority of rental companies will charge you for the gas at some point. In most cases, the repayment rate is higher than the amount you will spend purchasing gas yourself. Thus, insist on filling the tank yourself, rather than expecting the rental company to pay for gas on your behalf.
  • Some car rentals in Ohio tend to lure visitors with their insurance plans. Some companies will even introduce their plans right from the booking process. Others will pressure prospective car renters to purchase their plans the moment the renters arrive at their premises to pick up the car. However, clients don’t necessarily need to have insurance to rent cars in Ohio. Although insurance can cover any collision damages that may occur as you transverse Ohio, your auto insurance coverage can still cover such damages and personal liability for your rental car. Thus, avoid any rental company that is urging you to purchase their insurance policy when booking or renting a car.
  • There are many guard rails all over the roads in Ohio. If your car rental accidentally hits the rail, you will have to pay for the resulting damages. Someone else could have used the car you are renting before you even book the car. They could also cause damages and the rental company might not even notice it once the person returns the vehicle. Hence, always inspect a rental car before picking it up from any rental agency in Ohio. Check both the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Contact the rental company if there are any damages before using the car for your Ohio tour. If you skip this step, the company will insist you pay for damages you didn’t cause.
  • Traffic rules in Ohio are pretty strict compared to traffic rules in other regions. Drivers can incur heavy fines for making small traffic offenses, such as overtaking, wrong U-turns and obstructing other motorists. Drivers should acquaint themselves with traffic rules before driving in the state. Foreign car drivers should be particularly observant of traffic rules, lest they commit an offense that will rob them of the opportunity to drive in Ohio. You have to be particularly mindful of how you drive your rental car in congested city areas. Traffic in such areas can be grueling and you need to ensure you don’t run into problems with the traffic authorities for making minor offenses, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, obstruction and causing damages to other vehicles while driving.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ohio for $136 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ohio at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Ohio are around 37% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Ohio are around 7% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ohio

  • Should I hire a car in Ohio?

    Apart from this region having so many car rental agencies, driving your rental car offers some experience that travelers can get by using transportation means, such as trains or bikes. Driving a rental car is also cost-effective in the long run, particularly for visitors touring several places in Ohio. Driving in a rental car helps you save time as opposed to exploring Ohio using public transport.

  • What is driving like in Ohio?

    Driving in Ohio can be a thrilling experience. Rental car drivers can conveniently drive on the state’s great roads as they witness the best that Ohio has for travelers. Driving on Ohio roads in a rental car offers you a wonderful feeling since you have freedom, confidence and fun.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Ohio?

    Anyone can rent a car in Ohio, provided they are over twenty three years old. In some exceptions, though, teenagers aged sixteen years and above can drive if they obtain driving permits at a fee. Such teens aren’t allowed to drive in Ohio at night.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ohio?

    Compact (Kia Soul or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ohio.

  • What is the best car hire company in Ohio?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Ohio are Alamo (8.7, 90 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.8, 96 reviews), and Hertz (7.0, 243 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ohio?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Ohio?

    On average a car hire in Ohio costs $1,158 per week ($165 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Ohio?

    On average a car hire in Ohio costs $4,964 per month ($165 per day).

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Ohio

    27 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Ohio

    16 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Ohio

    12 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Ohio

    12 Locations

  • eaglerac

    Eagle Rent A Car car hire locations in Ohio

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Ohio

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car hire locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

  • rentawreck

    Rent-A-Wreck car hire locations in Ohio

    2 Locations

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