Silver Spring car hire

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Silver Spring car hire information

Pick-up locationSilver Spring
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Hire locations11
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring 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.
  • Book your car hire in Silver Spring at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice car hire in Silver Spring are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Silver Spring

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Silver Spring?

    Silver Spring is a suburban city close to several metropolitan cities. If you intend to drive out of Silver Spring to these cities, it’s suitable to get a small suburban car from Silver Spring car rentals. If you intend to visit in the winter months, rent an SUV or any four-wheel-drive car with great traction to help you drive on snow and slick roads. If you’re visiting in the summer months with your family, you could opt for an SUV or a minivan that will have enough space for everyone.

  • What’s the speed limit in Silver Spring?

    When it comes to speed limits, the business district area is 30mph, undivided residential districts are 30mph, and divided residential districts have a limit of 35mph. All other divided highways are 55mph, and undivided highways are 50mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Silver Spring?

    There are multiple parking spots in Downtown Silver Spring, with public garages offering free parking on weekends, evenings, and county holidays. On weekdays, you may expect to pay approximately $1 per hour at public garages, about $2 per hour for on-street parking, and about $1.25 for surface lot parking.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Silver Spring?

    The average price of fuel in Silver Spring is R65,92 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R791 and R1 055, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Silver Spring?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Silver Spring.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Silver Spring?

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

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Silver Spring?

    A Special car hire in Silver Spring costs R843 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Silver Spring?

    A Mini car hire in Silver Spring costs R1 900 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Silver Spring?

    An Intermediate car hire in Silver Spring costs R662 per day, on average.

Silver Spring car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7,3

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.4

2 locations in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

11275- A New Hampshire Avenue

+1 301 593 2763

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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619 Sligo Avenue

+1 301 495 5583

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Fuel charges that are incorrect and not honoring commitments that staff offered

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I don't think it was the Budget office's fault where I was picking up the car. The office improvised with a GMC truck that was available and gave it to us to rent. I had to wait about 35 minutes for the pickup and that made my timeline really tight.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

There didn’t have any cars. Had to cancel my trip and got stranded/had to uber home.

Cons:

Don’t rent vehicles if you don’t have them.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful. Check-in was smooth.

Cons:

I was surprised to learn they only had SUV's available when I arrived. It still worked for me.

8,8 Very Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent staff!

2,0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There were no cars. I had to book somewhere else last minute.

1 out of 8

Hertz

5,9

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.3

One location in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

8000 Georgia Ave

+1 301 588 0608

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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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Morning staff was friendly.

Cons:

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 Very Good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good staff, super easy pick up and drop off, nice vehicle.

Cons:

a little cleaner

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very professional and pleasant.......the Manager was very helpful.

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental office is on a busy main street, and the pick up/drop off usually requires double parking. The staff is used to this and handles the challenge adroitly, but as renter dropping of a car, it was a little nerve-wracking.

7,2 Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I thought it was a fair price for a day rental. The car was clean.

Cons:

I had to wait a pretty long time for the service rep to go and get the car. Both reps were out of the building to get cars for other customers. They should find a closer holding lot.

1 out of 7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,1

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

6 locations in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

11201 Veirs Mill Rd

+1 301 929 8228

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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12000 Tech Rd

+1 301 622 1299

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12000 Tech Rd

+1 301 622 1299

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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12120 Tech Rd

+1 301 622 2005

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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13807 Outlet Dr

+1 301 890 5117

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8208 Georgia Ave

+1 301 563 6500

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I did not like anything at all

Cons:

They 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 Fair

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly.

Cons:

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 Good

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly and helpful

Cons:

But car reserved was not ready. Gave substitute car

2,4 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

Everything! Not what I expected from Enterprise

9,2 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly and efficient. No wait when picking up or dropping off the rental.

Cons:

Needs more onsite parking designated for Enterprise.

1 out of 6

Avis

4,7

Mediocre

14 reviews

Cleanliness

4.7

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.4

Value for money

5.2

2 locations in Silver Spring

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Locations in Silver Spring

11275- A New Hampshire Avenue

+1 301 593 6440

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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619 Sligo Avenue

+1 301 587 2516

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly.

Cons:

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 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff members were AWESOME!!

Cons:

Nothing.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I 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.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
My experience with Avis was horrible. They did not have a car for a reservation I made well in advance, and they could not honor my reservation at a comparable price for the same day. The best they could do was give me a car the next day, which was untenable since I made the reservation for the date I actually needed the vehicle. Also, the Avis employee at the location said that they're always behind on Fridays and that it must be my first time renting from them if I didn't know that. Needless to say, it was my first time renting from Avis and it will also be my last.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
On the afternoon before the morning of my rental next day . I receive an email confirming my rental . Then an hour later I received a text message no rental I booked this rental on March 22. So at the last minute I am trying to find a rental for 8 people as we are driving to Florida. So I could loose my Rental Disney trips etc . It took me over 3 hours lots of calls to find one . Which I had to rental a day early and pay for two extra days due to closed . So I paid for an extra three days . The following day at 11i received a car that they had a rental for me . Really I want a reimbursement for a three day rental for a van as that’s what I had to take . This is a horrible experience please feel free to contact me as I would never rental again from you all and happy to share my experiences with social media

1 out of 3

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