Cary car hire

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Cary car hire information

Pick-up locationCary
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Hire locations4
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Cary

  • GoCary, Transit 101, and GoTriangle are some of the best public transport services you can use in Cary. While you can rely on them for getting around the city, there is the issue of convenience, independence, privacy, pleasure, and comfortability. Car rentals in Cary offer services with many benefits that are not provided by other modes of transport. For instance, with a Cary rental car, getting to the spots you want, such as going for a fishing expedition at Lake Crabtree, is hassle-free.
  • Cary is a city served by five airports. Raleigh/Durham (RDU) Airport is five miles away from the city, while the rest are over 50 miles away. Cary car rentals in the Raleigh/Durham (RDU) Airport provide courtesy shuttle bus services to their pick-up areas and offices, some of which are situated in the airport premises while others in nearby buildings. To catch the shuttle bus of Cary car rentals, which runs every 5min from the terminals during business hours, head to the rental car shuttle terminal located next to the baggage claim area either in Terminal 1 at Zone 4 or in Terminal 2 at Zone 5. Proceed to the counter where you’ll find Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Easirent, and keddy by Europcar for Cary car rentals to obtain your rental agreement and vehicle.
  • Roads in and out of Cary are well maintained. However, some roads with narrow but busy lanes, such as the stretch of Evans road have little room for cars, cyclists, and other road users to maneuver. When nearing such roads or busy intersections such as Edwards Mill Road near PNC Arena, you need to be extra cautious. The roads are usually slippery during cold and snowy seasons so, drive at a reasonable speed and with caution if you’re in town.
  • In Cary, rush hour is between 7am to 8am and from 5pm to around 7:30pm. If you’re attending some business functions in the central district, leave earlier than 7am, and if you’re leaving town, give yourself enough time. If you have to drive during these peak hours, stay in your lane, maintain a safe distance, and adhere to all traffic rules. Try to avoid busy intersections, such as the one at Southeast Cary Parkway and Tryon Road.
  • Book your car hire in Cary at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Cary are around -4% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cary

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Cary?

    Cary roads are quite busy, and the city can be congested at times. A midsized car will a preferable choice for maneuvering the city traffic and squeezing in the parking lots. However, if you plan to go outside the city, you may need a 4x4 car as Carry terrain is a bit hilly.

  • What’s the speed limit in Cary?

    Cary roads have speed limit signs ranging from 65mph on the interstates to 20-25mph when passing through densely populated residential areas and business centers. The speed limit for most two-lane highways such as SW / SE Maynard Road is 35mph. Always drive below the marked speed to avoid being pulled over by the highway patrol that constantly patrols the roads.

  • Where are the best places to park in Cary?

    Parking your rental car in Cary town is hassle-free and relatively cheap. The parking lots off Colonial Ave and Crenshaw Ave charges a flat rate of around $1 during business hours and $1/h to park from 6pm-7am. Other parking lots include 56 spots on Floyd Ave, C&C Lots South, VCV Monroe Parking Campus, and Main Street Lot, all charge around $4/2h. You can find free parking slots at Shops at Stratford and the Cary Court Park & Shop.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Cary?

    The average price of fuel in Cary is R65,70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R788 and R1 051, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Cary?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cary.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Cary?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Cary?

    A Mini car hire in Cary costs R1 425 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Cary?

    An Economy car hire in Cary costs R698 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Cary?

    A Special car hire in Cary costs R995 per day, on average.

Cary car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

34 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

5 locations in Cary

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Locations in Cary

121 Team Hendrick Way

+1 919 460 6083

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1661 Nw Maynard Rd

+1 919 467 1653

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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Friday08:00 - 17:30
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1710 Piney Plains Rd

+1 919 851 4189

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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5401 Hillsborough St

+1 919 851 2555

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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859 Bass Pro Ln

+1 919 677 1266

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Picked up my rental fast and easy.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything went well

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was as advertised. Easy pickup and drop-off. Would rent from them again

9,6 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very friendly. Drop off and pick up were a breeze.

Cons:

Nothing I can think of. My passengers lived the tall van, much easier to get in and out of. The sliding door was a little tough to close, an electric close and open function would have been the only thing that could have made it better.

9,2 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very helpful, professional and friendly.

Cons:

Maxima I had reserved was not available. I had my wife drive me to this location, passing an Enterprise location very close to our home, because the Maxima was supposed to be held there for me.

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I received an email confirmation prompt the day before the rental, full walk through of the car’s interior functions including Bluetooth syncing, gas tank release, etc., and a phone call the next day asking if all was going smoothly with the car. Excellent customer care.

1 out of 7

Payless

No score available yet

One location in Cary

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1016 Rental Car Drive

+1 919 840 9317

Monday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0004:00 - 23:59
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6,0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Staffing issues caused the pickup to take 2.5 hours.

4,8 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The agent at pickup was horrible. Unable to perform any task by herself. Poorly trained. The rental agency was supposed to have my car ready at 5 but got a car at six. 3 customers ahead of me and 3 customers behind me got their cars while my easy transaction went by the wayside. There is more but

6,0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good, clean car

Cons:

Longer wait than usual to get car. The representative tried to tack on an extra hour to increase charges. The rep sent me in the wrong direction to get the car, which when I ultimately found the car, it was boxed in between two other cars and another rep had to move a vehicle so that I could leave.

2,4 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Manager credited me one day for being given an unclean car with no working radio and having poor customer service.

Cons:

I could have been credited more than one day for the major inconvenience that this experience caused.

7,6 Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up staff didn't seem very excited to be at work and weren't super friendly. They got the job done, but all explanations were very fast and assumed we knew exactly what they were talking about. There was also a slight language barrier as English was a second language for the staff.

Cons:

More agents available would have sped up the process.

2,0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They would not let me rent a car because I did not have a credit card other than my Wells Fargo visa

1 out of 21

Avis

No score available yet

Best rated

One location in Cary

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1016 Rental Car Drive

+1 919 840 4750

Monday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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8,0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Pick up and drop off was simple and quick. Customer service was fantastic. Only bad part was the vehicle. The special offer was for a small SUV. What I received was an Buick with 80k miles that looked and felt very used. The brakes were going bad as well.

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

While the drop off was east, I found that I was charged $6.99 for gas when I filled the gas rouhgly one mile from the drop off place. My mistake is I did not check the bill until I reached home. I feel cheated because I filled the car

Cons:

The staff should be fair and inform the client that they find the tank not filled while we signed to fill and bring. Clean the car better both inside and outside. There was smell of smoke inside the car when I took it. I mentioned this to the security at the gate. He told me that this may be from the material used for the upholstery.

6,0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They said the lot opened at 4 am. Waited until 4:20 am then had to walk to the terminal.

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Service and type of car.

Cons:

There was a smoke odor inside the car when we picked it up.

4,4 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

no contact with anyone at drop off.

Cons:

I waited 35 minutes for a car after i signed my rental agreement and left the counter. unacceptable.

6,0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was fine

Cons:

Took a while to get the car when I picked it up. I had a 9:00 drop off time. Arrived to Avis at 9:00 and no one was at the office and the door was locked. Avis worked showed up at 9:15 and couldn’t even get in the office. I had to leave my rental agreement and keys with her at the front door because we were all stuck outside. Very unprofessional

1 out of 12

Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in Cary

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6215 Hillsborough Street

+1 919 852 5772

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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704 Laura Duncan Road

+1 919 303 5183

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The people working there ,were very helpful and friendly.The had excellent patience with me as a foreigner to culture and country.

Cons:

4 me everything was fine

2,0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Car smelled very unclean.

Cons:

Over all was major disappointment

6,0 Okay

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off

Cons:

The reservation wasn't for the Airport location. The desk clerk wasn't any help and only offered to call me a cab. Called Hertz customer service which had to cancel the original pre-paid reservation. Made new reservation for the Airport location with a new price. Also $100 cancel fee.

9,6 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car had a light/faded cigarette smell...ultimately was fine but would have preferred to not have that.

6,8 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and nice for a compact. Drop-off was easy.

Cons:

I didn't realize that the rental car was to be picked up in town rather than at the airport. Why was that not apparent? I'm not computer illiterate so why was this not front and center? An extra $50 for nothing and the rental fee was already high (we just had a rental in Wisconsin at a much lower rate for a much better car). Pushy attendant.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

didnt get a car, ended up scrambling in an Uber trying to find one

1 out of 8

230 travellers who hired a car in Cary gave the car agency they used an average rating of 10,0

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Most popular car type

Mini

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