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The interstate and intercity highways offer convenient transportation to other roads and streets within the city, making the road network compatible with different vehicles. This development allows you to choose your favorite model according to your needs, such as taking a van when traveling with other people such as family or friends. You can also pick a smaller-sized option for smooth maneuverability, including in busy parking spaces within Salem.
The speed limit along the major highways is about 55mph. On roads within school zones, the restriction is approximately 20mph. Ensure to observe the speed limits imposed because the city has cameras monitoring traffic behavior, such as on Silverton Road and Fisher Road.
You can use the Marion Parkade that offers free daily usage for downtown customers and includes indoor and outdoor spaces for paid monthly parking for different residents and travelers. Liberty Square Parkade on Ferry Street and Chemeketa Parkade on Commercial Street also provide all-day parking customers to downtown businesses. You may choose to use the Capitol Mall Parking Structure parking space with proximity to the Court Street and Capitol Street bus station, enabling you to tour the city via transit.
On average a rental car in Salem costs $59 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Salem found in the last 2 weeks is $39.
The average gas price in Salem is $3.59 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $43 and $57, depending on the car size.
Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Salem.
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An Economy car rental in Salem costs $32 per day, on average.
An Intermediate car rental in Salem costs $33 per day, on average.
A Full Size car rental in Salem costs $33 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Salem costs $410 per week ($59 per day).
On average a rental car in Salem costs $1,757 per month ($59 per day).
Most car rental providers in Salem offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Salem, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Salem.
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KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Salem so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
Most car rentals in Salem allow free cancellation up to 24 hours before your reservation date. However, if you cancel your car rental reservation within one calendar day of your reservation date, you might have to pay about a 50% cancellation fee.
Yes. It is legal to turn right at a red light in Salem and the rest of Massachusetts. However, you must check to ensure that there is no “no turn or red” warning at the intersection. Also, you must first stop at the red light before taking the right turn.
5 locations in Salem
Cons:It was great all...nice car, nice people, great price, all great
Pros:all of the above
Cons:Infinity G50 is a cheap car. I would have preferred a Jetta. But was in good working condition
8.0 Very good
Pros:The pickup was extremely easy once it was my turn, did a quick walk around swiped my card and I was off. The young guy that got me going was very quick and polite.
Cons:When the TV commercials say we'll pick you up that's true if you are already within walking distance anyway!!! The office is located on the edge of town, I live 13 miles away down a 55 mph state hwy, they wouldn't come pick me up because I was outside the 10 mile radius. The thing that really upset me is any place say 5-7 miles away in town would have taken as long or longer with lights and traffic!!!
Pros:The young Lady that helped us was very friendly, A customer Service all star!
Cons:Everything went very well from pickup to drop off.
Pros:The process of reserving the car and the car itself was easy.
Cons:There was an issue when I dropped off the car in Helena. I will say that the empolyee, Gwen, who helped me from Albany was VERY helpful. She resolved the issue. I feel that the employee in Helena was also very kind and was just trying to do his job. The situation did cause me some stress, though.
Pros:Emily was outstanding... She was kind and professional. She listened to my situation and offered me a solution that would work. I was very pleased with my rental.
2 locations in Salem
Cons:It was not clean and it didn’t have water to clean the from window the key need a new battery so we buyed
8.8 Very good
Pros:The Hertz Salem office staff were super friendly. Very nice people even though they were very busy at the time of pick up.
Cons:To save time, the car could have been fueled ahead of my scheduled pick up time, and the windshield washer fluid could have been filled. I had to add a half gallon of washer fluid for my trip.
Cons:Double check the gas in the vehicles. To what is on the computer and what they put on the stickers. This can avoid many issues and unsatisfied customers. Have designated parking spaced that say drop off. Or let you know where to park when your returning the vehicle.
Pros:Staff was great. No complaints.
Cons:I thought we were getting a small SUV or crossover. We were given a Toyota Corolla. I believe this 2019 car had a hole in its muffler. It sounded funny while accelerating.
Cons:I waited for over an hour for Hertz to tell me they couldn't even rent me the truck I pre-ordered because it had been in recall. Hertz did not tell me before hand or arrange a different truck. I had to get a ride to a different rental company.
One location in Salem
Pros:Upon picking up the rental, the lady was extremely polite and helpful. As well as the drop off.
Cons:Cleaning windows is a chore, but the rear window on the inside was just a smearing of dirt.
Cons:I wish the car was clean and ready for the next customer however that wasn’t the case, but the clerk adjust the fee, that was okay!
Pros:Cheaper to rent for a day then using Uber 2 times
Cons:Weird smell in car. Need better signage at the airport
Pros:Great vehicle upgrade
Cons:Tried to give me a compact vehicle when I rented a full size, then told me It was their only car left and also tried to tell me that it WAS a full size vehicle. Manager immediately changed it when I told him what had happened.
Pros:The ride overall was smooth and had a good amount of storage for what I needed.
Cons:I had placed a Minivan rental for the day and was told that there would be one available only to go in and be given a Kia Sorento. When I asked the agent about the difference, he was both non-empathetic and unapologetic in giving me the replacement type of vehicle. He also did not to do anything to help me with an accommodation or to figure out how to compensate me for the issue. Further, the SUV he gave me had a near flat tire on it. When I brought it back in and told him about it, he attempted to shove my problem onto another employee and then let out a loud, audible sigh as if inconvenienced. He came back after making me wait for 10 minutes, handed me the keys and really did not even say anything in the way of an apology for the time it took to remedy the problem. I do not hold these issues against him personally but he had very poor customer service. Finally, the car had developed a very sour, funky smell that became a bit overpowering in the afternoon. I brought it to the airport agent's attention when I dropped it off and she noticed it as well.
One location in Salem
Pros:Easy pick up, easy drop off.
Pros:I had a reservation I booked online And got a confirmation. Upon arriving and talking with the agent there he let me know that he had no vehicle at the time available for the reservation, I asked for any other vehicles if he had available for replacement, he said he was totally out of vehicles and that he had two reservations that he did not have any cars for. On my way out a lady was entering as she was the other reservation. She came out and got in her rental and drive off. Agent there obviously lied, performed discrimination and so unprofessional. This is a multiple time same agent had done something like this. Other time he had out a rental that was very dirty. Crumbs on chairs and sticky door handles, open drinks and face masks on the floor. WOULD NOT RENT FROM THERE ANYMORE UNTIL THEY REMOVE THIS AGENT!!!
Cons:DO YOUR JOB OR DON’T BE THERE. CUSTOMERS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITIES.
Pros:The vehicle was clean.
Cons:The customer service from the BUDGET AGENT was poor, to say the least. Very rude people over the phone that make rude comments thinking we can’t hear it. Same thing during drop off at their location, I was planning to pay with my debit card my rental, and the agent says well you should’ve told me
Pros:Comfortable and unlimited miles, great for the family.
Cons:Everything was great, a little pricey, but great.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Returning the car was simple and quick.
Pros:Reasonable one way price.