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Wheaton, MD
Oct 27 — Nov 3
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Wheaton, MD
Wed 10/27
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Wheaton car rental information

Pick-up locationWheaton
Rental locations2

Wheaton car rental reviews and directory

From $47/dayRated #1
NextCar
Best rated
6.5 Good (38 reviews)
3 locations in Wheaton
NextCar
Locations in Wheaton
  • 6.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 27 2021
The car of my choice was available.I'd sooner rent a horse and buggy before ever I rent a car from this place again! On the web page I reserved the vehicle I selected and paid for collision damage coverage for the two days that I was renting the vehicle but when I got onsite I was told that the rental car company did NOT accept the coverage sold on their website unless it covered 30 DAYS! For a 2-day rental that is clearly ridiculous. Since my credit card benefits did not include the collision damage coverage and my own insurance coverage deductible was not LESS THAN $500 (which is pretty much the industry standard deductible for an automobile insurance policy) I was FORCED to take the rental car company collision damage insurance coverage for an additional $48 which cost was twice what I had already paid for the collision damage insurance coverage that was sold on the web page when I reserved the car on the website that they REFUSED to accept. Further, they took an additional $150 "deposit" to cover any incidentals like gas and cleaning after I returned the vehicle. Their cleaning fee is $100. While on my trip, upon arrival at my destination, I accidently dropped the key fob between the seats and reached down to recover it, where I discovered trash including food particles and a receipt from some chicken shack somewhere in Alabama dated a week before I got the car that had obviously been overlooked when the rental car company claims they "cleaned and disinfected" the vehicle before I took possession! So much for their "COVID" protective measures touted on signs posted all over their car lot! Fearing that the trash would be used by the rental car company as an excuse to steal a $100 cleaning fee from me I've kept it so that I can present it as evidence in court should they try to cheat me out of that money too! Oh, and the collision damage insurance that I bought on their website that they didn't accept I found out is non-refundable once the trip starts! Of course, I found out about this after I went to pick up the rental and got on the road because I had to depart immediately to keep my scheduled business appointments. I was already starting my trip an hour late because of the last minute changes by the rental car company. Overall, I'd rate both the car rental company and the website collision damage insurance company "R"! And the "R" is for a big RIPOFF! The CDW fee that I paid was essentially unearned as it provided no real coverage! And, the deceptive manner in which the car rental forces you to accept their overpriced CDW coverage I'm sure must violate some rule of law or at the very least is unethical! BUYER BEWARE!! BETTER STILL ... BUYER, JUST USE ANOTHER SERVICE, ONE THAT YOU CAN TRUST!!!! THE LIES AND DECEPTIONS WITH THESE COMPANIES STARTED THE MOMENT I LANDED ON THEIR WEB PAGE! I'VE RENTED CARS IN A DOZEN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ON 5 DIFFERENT CONTINENTS AND NEVER HAD ANYTHING REMOTELY CLOSE TO THIS SCAM HAPPEN TO ME BEFORE! "NEVERMORE"!
3.9 MediocreJun 22 2021
Pick-up was the slowest I have experienced in over 30 years renting cars. Only 2 people ahead of us, but we were there for almost 1 hour! The car was dirty and smelled heavily to cigarette. It was cheap, though
2.0 MediocreJun 1 2021
The staff wasn't outright rude at least.I rented the car for two days. Once I showed up, the staffer said that the rental would have to be for three days, since the car rental place was closed on Monday. He also mentioned it when going over all the other terms of the rental; if I wasn't paying attention I wouldn't have noticed it. When I protested and said that we had agreed for two days, the staffer shrugged and said it wasn't their problem. The staffer wasn't rude or unprofessional, he just didn't care.
2.0 MediocreFeb 12 2021
Nothing did not rent carNot clear on their policies
3.2 MediocreJan 1 2019
Great customer service despite NO carManager and her crew did their best to help multiple people not having a car waiting for them despite having a reservation ...No car waiting us and, when it finally showed up, it reeked of pot. Since there was no other car, we had to take it. We ended up calling them and replacing the car with no problem, but still a total hassle ...
2.0 MediocreAug 7 2018
Mom and pop car rentalIt was close and convenientPoor customer service and excessive rules beyond standard rental companies.
8.4 ExcellentJul 25 2018
The car was in good condition and operated well throughout the rental period.The rental company had no record of the rental; we ultimately initiated a new rental agreement, which resulted in our paying an extra $50 over what was advertised on Kayak.
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2016
Convenient, fast, and a bargainGot a great deal for a four-weekday rental, close to my home. I was in and out in ten minutes.
2.0 MediocreSep 19 2016
Worst experience with a rentalI called 2 hours before arriving to confirm they had the vehicle. When I arrived they couldn't find the key and after an hour of making me wait said they didn't have a vehicle and blamed Kayak!!!
2.0 MediocreSep 8 2016
I didn't use the rental because they didn't have anymore cars available. I called next car customer service 5 times to get refunded and no one ever picked up . I am infuriated! Will never use again! Absolute bad company and worthless customer service!!!!!
From $59/dayRated #2
Budget
8.5 Excellent (13 reviews)
2 locations in Wheaton
Budget
Locations in Wheaton
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 15 2021
Helpful staff, car was ready, not wait time and car was the size promised and clean.Nothing
6.0 GoodMay 17 2019
The vehicle I reserved was not available. My reservation had to be transferred to another location to get the vehicle I had asked for.
10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2019
Courtesy, friendship
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2018
didn't have car for us, didn't help solve the problemDespite our reservation, they had no car. Manager told us she couldn't help, so we should call customer service. They offered us more expensive reservation at location 6 miles away, but at a branch that closed in 8 minutes. And they didn't catch the impossibility of traveling 6 miles across suburban DC in 8 minutes, I did!
From $40/dayRated #3
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.6 Good (13 reviews)
3 locations in Wheaton
Enterprise
Locations in Wheaton
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.3
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.
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
8.0 ExcellentJan 2 2016
Very good vehicle, good customer service, easy to rentWaiting for the return
5.2 OkayOct 22 2015
Great car, the Chevy Malibu.1. When I arrived, they did not have the car, or any car, that I had booked and asked me to wait 30 minutes for it to arrive and be cleaned. 2. The agent had a Malibu and tried to sell it to me as a replacement at full-cost. 3. Enterprise has now for some years been playing the Rev-Max game, of revenue maximization ("Who wouldn't, how could we not??" they would say) whereby prices for the same car between Enterprise offices just 1-3 miles apart can be double. Ridiculous. 4. The drop-off back to Enterprise was made hardy by: - the Silver Spring downtown location has not parking for customers returning, it's a busy shopping center. - a half-witted agent made us all sign a Check-In log, then another agent came and proceeded to wait on two other folks returning before me despite the Log. - the agent tried to charge me the full-boat price for the Malibu, despite the original agent assuring me it would only be $10 more a day for it. - I had to spend another 1/2 or so of my life to just return the car. Go Avis, go Hertz, go anywhere but Enterprise...
From $50/dayRated #4
Avis
7.3 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Wheaton
Avis
Locations in Wheaton
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 6 2021
Easiest process ever. I didn’t catch the employer’s name. But he was very helpful and easy to work with. Would definitely rent a car here again.
3.2 MediocreAug 13 2020
The staff was friendly and pickup/drop off was convenient and quick.The rental car I was given was an absolute disgrace. It was not cleaned, much less sanitized. It was a cheap tin can Kia that shook on the highway if you drove over 60mph. I did not feel safe at all. When I booked on Kayak, I saw I could get an SUV for just $1 more, but when I asked at the Avis counter they told me it would be an additional $20. I will not rent from Avis again with the condition of the unsanitary and unsafe car I was given. Very disappointed.
5.6 OkayDec 6 2016
Driving Cross CountrySomehow the Avis system couldn't process the rental for more than 30 days even though I was able to book the car online for more than 30 days. This caused a problem and delayed me when I dropped off the car.
69 travelers who rented a car in Wheaton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Wheaton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$42/day

When to book a rental car in Wheaton

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Car rental insurance in Wheaton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Wheaton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Wheaton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Wheaton car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Wheaton

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Wheaton for $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Wheaton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Wheaton are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Wheaton

  • Some car rental companies in Wheaton which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Hertz and Dollar

  • On average a rental car in Wheaton costs $58 per day.

  • The average gas price in Wheaton is $3.63 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $44 and $58, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Wheaton.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Dulles Intl airport is Hertz.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Reagan-National airport is Hertz.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dulles Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Advantage, National, and Silvercar.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reagan-National airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Payless, Advantage, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Wheaton costs $45 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Wheaton costs $83 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Wheaton costs $76 per day, on average.

  • In Wheaton, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1319d Rockville Pike (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Wheaton costs $403 per week ($58 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Wheaton costs $1,726 per month ($58 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).