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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gastonia

  • Renting a car enhances your movement flexibility and convenience. In Gastonia, you can rent a car of your choice from any of the Gastonia car rentals. Compared to Gastonia’s public means of transport, among them, buses, taxis, and rails, which operate on a fixed schedule and routes, your rented car from any of the car rentals in Gastonia, will enable you to traverse Gastonia’s streets with ease. With your car rental, you will conveniently access the following astonishing Gastonia attractions; 530 Niblick Dr, based Catawba Creek Golf Course, 2851 Millstone Dr, based Smyre Millenium Park, or the 109 W 2nd Ave based American Military Museum.
  • When renting your car from any cheap car rental in Gastonia with your kids, kindly remember Gastonia’s child seat safety guidelines. Based on these guidelines, kids younger than 8 and under 80 pounds must travel in an appropriate child booster or restraints. Your kids weighing less than 40 pounds and under 5 years may travel in a rear seat only, especially if your rented car from Gastonia car rentals has a rear seat with an active passenger-side front airbag attached. Kids who have celebrated their 8th birthday but are under 13 must fasten their safety belts in the car’s back seat.
  • Most Gastonia travelers fly into the city via Gastonia Municipal Airport (AKH). The airport is located about 4.6 miles south of Gastonia’s business district. AKH is home to several car rentals in Gastonia. If you intend to rent a car brand of choice, consider visiting Gastonia car rental facilities that are spread out within the city. Among the Gastonia car rentals that will rent you the latest car model are; Budget, Enterprise, or Hertz car rental facilities. These car rental facilities are located along 5489 Josh Birmingham Pkwy, 4820 Wilkinson Blvd, and 4312 D Wilkinson Blvd Street, respectively.
  • The minimum age for renting a car from any cheap car rental in Gastonia is 21. However, most Gastonia car rentals would restrict young renters under 21 to certain types and classes of cars freely accessible to renters aged 25 and above. In addition to restricting the types and classes of cars accessed, you should note that Gastonia car rentals have adopted a younger driver’s surcharge policy for those drivers aged between 21 and 24. Under this policy, you will be expected to pay the daily young driver’s surcharge at the car rental counter before you can access your car.
  • Gastonia is positively ranked among the most walkable cities in North Carolina. Areas along Rankin Lake Road and North Chester Street record the highest number of pedestrians and cyclists. When driving your Gastonia car rental from the main car rentals in Gastonia, you will need to be careful, attentive, and smart. Being attentive will help you to notice both jaywalkers and cyclists who enter the interchange without considering the closest oncoming vehicle.
  • Thanks to most drivers’ discipline on the major roads in Gastonia, traffic is majorly smooth. However, you may find navigating the local routes difficult before familiarizing yourself with the city. Consider equipping your rented car from the cheap car rentals in Gastonia with a GPS navigation system for convenience. Other than helping you to avoid offending a majority of law-abiding local drivers, the GPS navigation system will provide you with information on the routes, directions, and lanes to take to your selected destinations both in and outside Gastonia.
  • When driving your rented car from the car rentals in Gastonia in areas near the two Circle K gas stations located some yards away from the intersection of Rankin Lake Road, and North Chester Street, you will have to be psychologically prepared for the possible traffic snarl-ups. While here, you should be careful of the commonly recorded daily wrecks. During winter, you also need to maintain moderate to low speed, more so during inclement weather conditions.
  • Book your car hire in Gastonia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size hire cars in Gastonia are around 31% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Gastonia

  • What is the best car hire company in Gastonia?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Gastonia is Budget (6,6, 152 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Gastonia?

    The average price of fuel in Gastonia is R70,76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R849 and R1 132, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gastonia?

    Full-size (Chevrolet Tahoe or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Gastonia.

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

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Gastonia?

    A Full Size car hire in Gastonia costs R1 887 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Gastonia?

    A Compact car hire in Gastonia costs R1 203 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Gastonia costs R1 874 per day, on average.

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

    The choice of your car type will depend on whether you will be traveling solo or as a group, the cargo volume, and the places you intend to visit. For instance, if you are traveling in a group of more than five friends, family members, or colleagues, then booking an SUV or a minivan becomes the viable option over an economy or compact car. This is down to increased capacity that would accommodate you and your friends. If you’re to travel solo, a compact and an economy car become the best options. It's relatively smaller size allows you to squeeze in the limited parking lots and drive through narrow alleys and congested streets.

  • Can I rent an electric car from any cheap car rentals in Gastonia?

    Yes, you will easily rent an electric car from any of the Gastonia car rentals since most of them offer an electric car in most of their car rental locations. Gastonia also has about 15 level 2  EV charging stations distributed in different locations within the city. These stations can easily be accessed outside most major malls, at the airport, in garages, or in parking lots.

  • What’s the speed limit in Gastonia?

    To remain on the safe side of the driving rules and regulations, you will be expected to observe both the statutory speed limits and the posted speed limits. When driving your rented car from car rentals in Gastonia, you should be keen on speed limit signposts. In Gastonia, the posted limit requires maintaining a speed limit of 20 mph when driving in a school environment, 40 mph when driving in a work zone, and 25mph when on a U-turn. The statutory limit recommends 25 mph when driving in residential or school districts. You should oberse a limit of  55 mph on rural highways and 70 mph on rural Interstate highways.

  • Are there toll roads in Gastonia?

    When budgeting for your car rental charges in Gastonia, you should also include some extra cash you would be spending as tolls. To determine your average toll value, you should therefore check your routes to determine whether you will drive through the Triangle Expressway or the Monroe Expressway toll road.

  • Where are the best places to park in Gastonia?

    To ensure car parking convenience during your stay in Gastonia, you should consider identifying and reserving your parking in parking lots near your destination. In Gastonia, some of the best parking lots you may consider reserving include; Hancock St Parking, which is located along 350 Hancock St, and Lineberger Greenway Parking, which is located along Gastonia, NC 28054, or McAdenville Parking Polar St, located along the Gastonia, NC 28056.

Gastonia car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,6

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

6.4

3 locations in Gastonia

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Locations in Gastonia

4820 Wilkinson Blvd

+1 704 824 4484

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00

5489 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy

+1 704 359 8884

Monday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:45
Tuesday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:45
Wednesday00:00 - 01:4504:00 - 23:59
Thursday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:45
Friday00:00 - 01:4504:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:4504:00 - 23:59
Sunday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:45

6821 Wilkinson Blvd

+1 704 825 5604

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:45

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2,0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
While I was able to make a reservation online. When I left the airport to pick up the car. The person at the Enterprise desk informed me that they had no vehicles available. This resulted in me being stuck outside security at the airport all night. If I had known no rentals were available, I would never have left the airport.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Too expensive

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The vehicle should have been a lot cleaner, both inside and out.

7,2 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and fast

Cons:

Cleanliness of car or discount offered

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff members were great!

Cons:

I tried to contact customer service at kayak because I purchased vehicle coverage it enterprise does not honor it and I wanted to cancel it for that reason. However, each time I called, I was routed to enterprise and couldn’t get a refund. I will not use your service again

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was very quick and easy to pick up and drop off my car.

1 out of 13

Hertz

7,3

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

6.2

One location in Gastonia

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4312d Wilkinson Blvd

+1 704 824 5095

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Not using Kayak to third party book

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The "full-size SUV" was more mid-size than full-size. We didn't have any trunk space and then the car's maintenance required sign popped up on the first day we had the car. The Hertz employee said the car had Blind-Spot Monitoring - it did NOT.

5,2 Fair

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great

Cons:

Ordered an upgrade and got a standard

6,0 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled, refused to take AAA because I didn't use their website, and rep seemed rushed. Would not use Hertz again.

8,4 Very Good

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Van was ready when requested and was clean and full of gas. Check engine light came on while we had the van but that could happen to any vehicle at any time. Overall good experience.

Cons:

Just that check engine light. But that could happen to anyone anywhere with any vehicle.

6,0 Okay

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Car was gross. Smelled of smoke but only car option and didn’t offer me an upgrade. Front desk associate had an attitude and wasn’t very friendly. Hertz’s willingness to pick up the car from a local body shop was extremely helpful and I appreciated it very much.

1 out of 2

Europcar

5,7

Fair

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One location in Gastonia

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Please Go To The Advantage Counter

+1 704 395 9983

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Elita Rent A Car

4,0

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Gastonia

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Charlotte Airport Douglas CLT

+1 704 395 9983

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Budget

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5489 Josh Birmingham Parkway

+1 704 359 5701

Monday00:00 - 01:4505:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:4505:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:45
Thursday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:45
Friday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:45
Saturday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:45
Sunday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:45

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2,0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
They did not have the vehicle I reserved so there was nothing for me to rent.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Car smelled like cigarettes. Was given to me missing a quarter tank of gas. The AC did not work

8,0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The staff member who helped me obtain my vehicle was terrific. The only complaint I have is that I specifically reserved a mini van for a noon pick up. When I got there, none were available. Then why bother? So I agreed to a large SUV. When I went to the deck to get in the vehicle, another customer was about to drive off in it. He too had been assigned the same vehicle. I went all the way back to the counter and by the time I got there, a minivan had been cleaned and was available. If it weren't for the exceptional customer service I received from the desk staff, I would have had a much worse attitude.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The first vehicle they gave us, when we went to get it, the key was missing, so we had go through the whole process again. The second vehicle we got from the time of pickup reminded us constantly that it was in need of an oil change. This was a bit alarming as we didn't know how long we could travel until it might become an emergency issue.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
When I arrived I was told the mini van I reserved was not available and had to take a suv with minimal trunk space. I walked to the car alone with no one there to do a walk around with me to take note of any issues with the vehicle. The car was NOT clean, there was dirt in the trunk space, a stain on the middle seat, and the outside of the vehicle was dirty. I had no choice but to take the car in that state as I was on a time schedule. During my time with the car it CUT OFF due to a computer malfunction and took over an hour to come back on causing me and my family to miss a dinner reservation. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
It was convenient. Had some minor issues on pick up which seemed to be related to not booking directly with Budget.

1 out of 53

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One location in Gastonia

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5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway

+1 704 395 9983

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59

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8,0 Very Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Construction surrounding airport

5,2 Fair

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Canceled the car because mileages was unlimited now I know not to rent there

2,0 Poor

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

My flight was canceled and I couldn’t get ahold of anyone to change my reservation. I was charged for a car I was never able to use. My voicemails on their system went unanswered.

5,2 Fair

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The only reason I booked with them was because of their price.

Cons:

But I guess you get what you pay for. When I first booked the car online nowhere did it say of you are in-state you have to have a credit card or that you have limited mileage. How is this fair when if I was from out of town I got unlimited miles and could use a debit card for the 200 deposit??? Getting to the place is where they tell you all of that. Since I dont have a credit card I waisted money on a reservation with them. They wouldn't let me add another driver to the policy since the reservation was done online (yet online...it's not an option to add another driver). I couldn't use someone's else's credit card with the same last name as me (and who was right there with me to give consent for the use of their card) yet at other car rental companies I have done that before in the past. I needed a car and theirs was cheaper so I ended up getting another reservation with them in someone else's name. With this reservation (although it was also done online) I could now all of a sudden and an additional driver to it. They said when we turn the car back in, any occurred charges could be paid for with another card. When we brought the car back, they lied and said they wouldn't charge us for an additional driver however, they did anyways placing that charge on a credit card that no charge should have been made to. I had absolutely no problem paying for the additional driver, however it would have been done with a debit card so don't lie to me about where it's getting charged to not mess up people's credit status.

7,6 Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

You didn’t tell me about the mileage limitation clearly. Need to make that VERY clear. Would have cost me an additional $20/ day

8,8 Very Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff

Cons:

Car as dirty outside

1 out of 33

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Gastonia

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4108 Rental Road

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VIPCars Recommendation

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4108 Rental Car Rd, Douglas Intl Arpt, Charlotte, , USA North Carolina

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 01:45
Tuesday00:00 - 01:45
Wednesday00:00 - 01:45
Thursday00:00 - 01:45
Friday00:00 - 01:45
Saturday00:00 - 01:45
Sunday00:00 - 01:45

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536 travellers who hired a car in Gastonia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

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