There are many benefits of getting a Texas rental car. First, Texas is pretty vast, and having your own set of wheels will allow you to reach even the remotest of locations. Secondly, a rental car will allow you to save time as it is much faster than public transport. You also get to discover more since you can stop when and wherever you want. Finally, a rental car gives you the everyday comforts that we love so much, like air conditioning, entertainment, and comfortable seats, plus you don’t have to carry your luggage around.
Before getting behind the wheel of a Texas rental car, there are a few laws you should get to know. It is required by law that all passengers in the vehicle, 15 years and older, wear a seatbelt at all times. In Texas, you will be arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated if your blood alcohol concentration is higher than 0.08%. You will encounter various speed limit signposts when driving in Texas. However, in case you miss them, stick to 25 mph in residential areas, and 15 mph in alleys. On undivided rural roads, stick to 55 mph, and 75 mph for divided rural roads. You can go between 55 to 75 mph on freeways within cities and 75 to 85 mph on freeways outside cities. You must yield to emergency vehicles with flashing lights at all times. Also, note that pedestrians have the right of way at uncontrolled intersections, so keep an eye out for them.
You need to be at least twenty one years old to qualify for a rental car in Texas. Most car rental locations will also have a young driver’s fee usually charged to drivers under twenty five. The fee is charged per day and will vary according to the rental sites and agencies. Moreover, drivers between twenty one and twenty four might be restricted to only certain vehicle classes in some locations, with exotic, luxury, and large passenger or cargo vans unavailable.
On average a rental car in Texas costs $55 per day.
Luxury (Lexus RX or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Texas.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($33/day), Hertz ($37/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($49/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Texas are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (6.8, 66 reviews), Avis (6.6, 72 reviews), and Hertz (6.0, 78 reviews).
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On average a rental car in Texas costs $410 per week ($59 per day).
On average a rental car in Texas costs $1,759 per month ($59 per day).