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Silver Spring, MD
May 26 — Jun 2
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Silver Spring, MD
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Cheap car rentals in Silver Spring

Economy$24/day
Compact$24/day
Intermediate$25/day
Standard$34/day
Full-size$27/day
Minivan$73/day
Full-size SUV$53/day
Luxury$47/day
Supplier choice$26/day
Intermediate SUV$45/day
Standard SUV$48/day
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Silver Spring car rental reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (30 reviews)
2 locations in Silver Spring
Budget
Locations in Silver Spring
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 22 2022
Pickup was efficient and friendly. They had plenty of cars even though I was late and extended my reservation on the other end at no additional cost as a courtesy. Car was clean and in good condition.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 9 2022
Super friendly staff, location open later than others and cars were a great value.
7.9 GoodAug 17 2021
Too expensive
2.0 MediocreOct 19 2020
There didn’t have any cars. Had to cancel my trip and got stranded/had to uber home.Don’t rent vehicles if you don’t have them.
8.0 ExcellentOct 14 2019
Staff was very helpful. Check-in was smooth.I was surprised to learn they only had SUV's available when I arrived. It still worked for me.
8.8 ExcellentSep 27 2019
Excellent staff!
2.0 MediocreAug 17 2019
There were no cars. I had to book somewhere else last minute.
8.4 ExcellentMay 29 2019
It was a holiday weekend and cars seemed to be double the price!!
4.4 OkayJul 4 2018
Dealer unavailable at the last minuteWe had a very inconvenient time. we rented to the car in advance and we got a phone call half an hour prior from picking it up stating that they did not have the car available for us. The only car available was an hour away and $100 more per day than the selected one. We had to search for other vehicle at the last minute, delayed our plans and end up paying more for everything
10.0 ExcellentFeb 9 2018
It was perfect
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From $38/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
6.7 Good (32 reviews)
1 location in Silver Spring
Hertz
Locations in Silver Spring
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 9 2022
I am still not sure why when I rented the car for less than 24 hours I was charged twice for insurance. Also, I do not understand the 338.00 fee that popped up after I picked up my car from Hertz when I was expecting to see 137.00.
4.0 OkayFeb 22 2022
The pick up and drop-off was very smooth. The car was clean, etc. However the car an Infinity QX60 (SUV) (Lic. Plate # 11B LEL - Florida) needed servicing desperately - brake work, alignment, and shocks/suspension needed to be fixed. When one takes a care from a rental agency, especially a reputed one like Hertz he/she expects the care to be in good working order. We had driven to Philadelphia from MD w/ family and it is a scary experience when the car is not in good shape. I urge Hertz to ensure that their cars are maintained and serviced on time and a full check is done when cars are returned - not just a physical check but a driving run is done to determine that all is in good working condition - especially as it concerns safety!
1.9 HorribleOct 8 2021
They didn't properly checked me in and checked me out then they told me i had the car for another 11 days after I returned it. They are very difficult to resolve the issue. Plus there is a big communication gap between the corporate and local office. I will never rent from Hertz!
1.9 HorribleAug 21 2021
Absolutely nothing very disappointed that a day before I was called that they did not have the car I had requested weeks before and that I would need to go to the airport to pick it up. I went to the airport to wait a whole day to not even get the car I requested and get a smaller car and it wasn’t even clean. Horrible horrible service!! Having us wait a whole day for a car. You all should just say you don’t have the car instead of having us wait to see if someone will drop off the car we have requested. Also the fact the the golden members got the big suv I requested weeks prior and then telling me that don’t have any big suv!! Honestly will never rent from you all again I am a paying customer and we should all be treated the same !!
10.0 ExcellentJul 14 2021
Very good costumer service
1.9 HorribleJul 11 2021
Two days before pickup, I got a text saying my vehicle was out of stock for the rest of the year. No alternative, no explanation, no response. Scrambled for another rental, and had to look past the same unavailable rental as it kept showing as available on kayak and hertz. A new profit center based on cancellation fees? Who knows.
1.9 HorribleJul 10 2021
At the beginning everything was perfect: I choose what I wanted, was available, location close to me, rental price more then satisfying. So I made the reservation, and was confirmed! Couple hours later reservation was denied- nothing available until the end of the year!!!? And they not responded at all, as they said when I had confirmation of the the cancelation!!! Still waiting for the money to go back in my account! Extremely disappointed!!!
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2021
The staff was exceptionally helpful. They were low on cars and initially going to "upgrade" me to a crossover, but when I stressed the fuel economy they turned around a car in minutes that had been returned since I showed up. And then, when I returned after 6 pm (but before the staff left), they accepted the vehicle without question. I also really appreciated that by paying in advance (not sure if a regular Hertz thing or just a limited thing) I was able to save a significant amount over other local competitors that I've used previously. Even with the more limited hours of this small shop, I would definitely consider using this Hertz location again.
4.0 OkayFeb 10 2021
Morning staff was friendly.No receipt given. Contacted the general customer number who said they would email it 5-10 minutes. It never arrived. They never did. NO RECEIPT. Not the day of. Not the day after. N
8.0 ExcellentNov 7 2020
Good staff, super easy pick up and drop off, nice vehicle.a little cleaner
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From $50/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8.1 Excellent (25 reviews)
5 locations in Silver Spring
Enterprise
Locations in Silver Spring
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 7 2020
I did not like anything at allThey did not have any cars on the day of our reservation even though we booked our car in advance. The whole point of reservations is to book a car and time slot. They should not do over bookings and inform us in the case of car unavailability so that we can arrange our plans accordingly.
5.6 OkayAug 17 2020
Staff were friendly.Pick-up took an hour. Company is definitely a pandemic profiteer in several respects, one example being their toll policy. Many toll booths only accept E-Z Pass and not cash so the license plate is charged, Enterprise will charge the customer additional fees in addition to the customer paying the toll. I explained were I was going to staff (inter-state) and received no mention of this. I also informed them that I did not own a car and have not driven since the pandemic started. I should have been updated on current procedures concerning tolls. Enterprise is definitely not be my first choice in the future.
7.2 GoodJun 20 2020
The pick-up staff was not friendly. the drop-off staff was very friendly. Also had a problem with pairing phone with media system. Had to go back. Thomas was extremely patient and helpful.
6.8 GoodAug 28 2019
Staff friendly and helpfulBut car reserved was not ready. Gave substitute car
2.4 MediocreAug 24 2019
Staff not helpful. Booked a cargo van and talked to rep one day before rental confirming pick up time, etc. When we got there - we were told that the van was in for an oil change. Took us 2 hours and driving to another rental location to get the van. Also two discussions with customer svc.Everything! Not what I expected from Enterprise
9.2 ExcellentMar 28 2019
Staff friendly and efficient. No wait when picking up or dropping off the rental.Needs more onsite parking designated for Enterprise.
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2017
Really on the ballWe reserved a car for a busy holiday weekend. Enterprise was awesome. They called us two days before to confirm and start check-in, and they advised us to show up super early to avoid any lines (which we did). During our trip, the car got dinged in a parking lot. Enterprise didn't charge us anything and helped us file a claim with our insurance company. Really great customer service all the way through. Plus the car was beautiful and clean.
8.0 ExcellentJan 3 2017
Pretty decent experience overall. No problem getting my vehicle nor dropping it off.The vehicle came with an issue that I was unaware of until about 10 hours into my trip. The tail light was not working, but you know, I didn't get pulled over, and when I told them of the issue, they said even if I got a ticket they would've taken care of it. So I guess it's still pretty good.
2.0 MediocreNov 26 2016
Enterprise would not let me drop off vehicle at an alternate locate for less than 120% the cost of the original rental. Penny pullers, weak customer service.
10.0 ExcellentOct 18 2016
Awesome ride!Costumer service was impeccable from everyone.Nothing.
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From $54/dayRated #4
Avis
7 Good (11 reviews)
2 locations in Silver Spring
Avis
Locations in Silver Spring
  • 6.7
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 17 2022
Make sure there are cars available so you don't have to wait close to an hour for one.
10.0 ExcellentSep 12 2021
Fast pickup and dropoff. No stupid paperwork that's really an attempt to sell useless extras.
4.0 OkayJul 17 2020
Staff friendly.The car was not clean when I picked up. I saw visible fingerprints on GPS screen, crumbs in the cup holder, and stains on both front seats. About 45 min into my 4 hour drive back to NY, the “!” Icon began to flash indicating the back right tire was low on air. I don’t typically drive so had no idea how to put air in tires or how much. Called Roadside assistance and was on hold forever. Luckily a cop pulled up at the gas station and was able to help me. These things should be checked before customers drive off w the cars. During COVID pandemic I feel that cleanliness should be a priority!
3.2 MediocreOct 21 2017
DifficultNothing.First, the office was difficult to locate since it is in a shopping plaza not right on the road as it had been explained. When I returned the car after waiting for the agent to finish his phone call and acknowledge that I was there, the man at the counter was extremely rude. When I questioned the gas prepay refund I was instructed to take it up with the company. That he doesn’t represent the company and that it was expressed in the contract I had read and signed. At which point upon further questioning he provided said pamphlet. I was instructed that I should have read the fine print- and was again told to take it up with the company. Needless to say if I ever rent with Avis again I will be much more explicit in my requests since they obviously conveniently leave things out.
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2017
Staff members were AWESOME!!Nothing.
2.0 MediocreOct 18 2016
CrooksNothingI went to the dealership and asked how much it would be, including insurance. The man ran my card, checked me in and then told me how much it was. He claimed that he couldn't see the total until after my card was charged. I made him cancel the rental and I went elsewhere. Disgusting.
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98 travelers who rented a car in Silver Spring gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Silver Spring

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$61/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a rental car in Silver Spring

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Top tips for renting a car in Silver Spring

  • Having a car in Silver Spring opens up a whole world of new possibilities since other modes of transportation couldn’t offer the same travel flexibility and convenience. It’s for this reason that you may want to rent a car when you get to Silver Spring. You’ll find a wide array of cars from car rentals in Silver Spring to make your vacation one big road trip. The beauty of it all is moving at your own pace without having to wait for a ride and being able to go further out to rural areas other modes of transportation may not venture. With a rental car, you can visit attractions in Maryland, like the National Aquarium or the Inner Harbor, only 33 miles away.
  • The closest airport from Silver Spring is the Ronald Reagan National Washington Airport (DCA), which is about 10 miles away. You’ll find the rental car facility in Terminal Garage A, located on the first floor. A rental car shuttle is available at door 4 on the third floor and will take you to the Rental Car Shop at Terminal Garage A. Alternatively, you can walk there within 10min from Terminal A or B, or 15min from Terminal C. You'll find a variety of car rental companies like Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, and National, so you’ll most likely find the ride you desire.
  • Hand-held mobile use while driving is prohibited in Maryland, and drivers under 18 years are prohibited from using hands-free mode as well. You must yield to pedestrians and cyclists at intersections and yield to drivers passing you to avoid accidents. All passengers at the front and those under 16 years must wear their seat belts, and children under eight years need to be in a booster or safety seat.
  • Driving in Silver Spring during rush hour can be an inconvenience because traffic in the Capital Beltway can be quite congested. Southbound Colesville Rd has heavy traffic during rush hour, and it could go further to Franking and Georgia Aves. Rush hour in Silver Spring start at 6:30am to 9:30am and again from 4pm to 7pm. Keep in mind that winter roads in Silver Spring can be brutal and icy.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Silver Spring for $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Silver Spring at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Silver Spring are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

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