Car Rental Birmingham AL

Local resource for car rentals in Birmingham. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to car rental agencies, car rental reservations and car rental insurance, as well as advice on renting a car.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(205) 326-6555
728 4Th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(205) 323-4446
2319 5th Ave N
Birmingham, AL

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(205) 414-9393
432 Palisades Blvd
Birmingham, AL

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Enterprise Auto Rental
(205) 591-1927
900 Messer Airport Hwy
Birmingham, AL
 
Hertz - 1694 Montgomery Highway HLE
(205) 978-5053
1694 Montgomery Highway
Hoover, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800
Sa 0900-1200
Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Hertz - Birmingham Downtown HLE
(205) 320-2533
2508 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800
Sa 0900-1200
Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
Phone number required on reservation. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(205) 323-4446
325 5Th Ave N
Birmingham, AL
 
Hertz - Atlantic Aviation East
(205) 591-6830
4725 65th Place North
Birmingham, AL
Hours
24 Hours
7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only. Previously known as Mercury Air Center.

Hertz - Birmingham International Airport
(205) 591-6090
5540 Airline Drive
Birmingham, AL
Hours
Mo-Fr 0600-2400
Sa 0600-2200
Su 0600-2400
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Covered Return Center , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - Meets commercial flights if reservation is received in advance. After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in Hertz lot located on the first level of the parking deck. The Drop Box is located on the right side of the Hertz counter. Bus - Approximately 4 miles from the bus station. Cab fare is reimbursed with reciept. Please call upon arrival. Railroad - Approximately 4 miles from the railroad station. Cab fare is reimbursed with reciept. Please call upon arrival.

Hertz - Birmingham Marriott
(205) 980-9271
3590 Grand View Parkway
Birmingham, AL
Hours
0900-1700 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Hotel Guests only. Reservations for Saturday or Sunday must be received prior to 1700 on Friday. After Hours - After hour reservations are allowed.

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How To Save Money On Renting A Car By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor

Vacation time equates to travel for most people, unless you’re into stay-cations. Most destinations require that you rent a form of transport to best see the sites. Before you book that convertible for your visit to Los Angeles or that SUV for the family trip to the Rockies, take a look at a few tips DriverSide has compiled to help you save money on rental cars. 
 
Re-Think the Vehicle’s Size
There’s nothing worse than being crammed into a compact car with your five-person family for an eight-hour drive – that’s the stuff nightmares are made of. But if you have the freedom to do so, try going down a rental size. You won’t necessarily have to sacrifice creature comforts like air conditioning if you opt for a Kia Rio instead of a Nissan Altima . 
 
 
Shop Around 
Especially in this economy, rental car prices have been getting more and more competitive. Many companies will have incredible deals for a limited time so be sure to surf the sites of a couple different brands. We priced the same size car and same weekend dates with Budget and Hertz and found a $70 difference in total price. Don’t assume that the company you always go with will have the lowest prices in every city. Rates can also vary drastically between regions.

 
Seek out Extra Charges
Even when you do see that amazing, must-buy-now price, make sure that there aren’t hidden fees that can rear their ugly heads when purchase time arrives. Certain companies charge for things like airport drop-offs, underage drivers (usually under 25) and excess mileage. Sometimes these won’t be apparent until you’re at the rental desk, so a call beforehand can save you the last minute price bump. 

 
Search for Discounts
Before clicking that ‘Purchase’ button, double check that memberships to organizations like AAA, AARP or even Costco can’t save you 10% here and there. Frequent flier memberships can also reduce the final price. 

 
Check the Car for Damage 
The last thing you want is to be charged for damage that you didn’t incur. Take two minutes in the parking lot before you leave to go over the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Note any damage or excessive wear and tear. Then let the agent know what you’ve found. Those few minutes could save you the hassle of being blamed for something you didn’t do. 

 
Gas Up before You Turn It In
You always have the option to return the car will a half-gallon of gas in it – this is especially handy when running late. However, you will be charged for the amount of fuel it takes to top off the tank. The catch is that you will undoubtedly be able to find cheaper gas on your way to the rental place than their standard fuel rate. Pump your own gas to avoid paying a premium.

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