Southgate car hire

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Southgate car hire information

Pick-up locationSouthgate
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Cheap car hire in Southgate

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Southgate

  • There are several advantages to renting cheap car rentals in Southgate. One of the main benefits is the freedom and flexibility it offers. Having your own car allows you to explore the city and its surroundings at your leisure and on your own schedule. This is particularly useful if you plan to visit attractions that are not easily accessible via public transportation. The city of Southgate is home to several noteworthy sights including the Michigan Central Railroad Station, the Henry Ford Museum, and Greenfield Village. In addition to these local attractions, having Southgate car rentals also makes it easier to explore nearby cities like Detroit and Ann Arbor.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is located about 17 miles from Southgate and is the closest airport where you can pick up Southgate car rentals. The rental car agencies at DTW are located in the McNamara Terminal and the North Terminal and there is a shuttle bus service that runs between the terminals and the rental car facilities. Ann Arbor Airport (ARB) is a smaller regional airport located about 20 miles from Southgate. Car rentals are located near the airport and you can take a taxi from outside the terminal.
  • When driving cheap car rentals in Southgate, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a safe and smooth driving experience. Southgate drivers tend to be reasonably calm and relaxed, with a general adherence to traffic rules and regulations. Additionally, it's worth noting that Southgate has a number of designated bike lanes, so bicyclists are a common sight on the road. Be sure to give them plenty of space and respect their right to use the road. You'll likely see a mix of cars, trucks, and SUVs on Southgate's roads, with no particularly dominant vehicle type.
  • Southgate is a suburban city with mostly residential areas and commercial establishments. It is not a very large and busy city, therefore, traffic is generally manageable. However, rush hour traffic can be heavy during typical weekday times typically from 6:30 am to 9 am and 3:30 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. Some of the roads that are most affected during peak hours are Fort Street, Dix Toledo Road, and Northline Road. In addition, winter can be a challenging time for driving cheap car rentals in Southgate. Snow and ice are common during winter and it is important to ensure that your vehicle has appropriate tires and is properly maintained to navigate safely in inclement weather.
  • Book your car hire in Southgate at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Southgate are around -48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Southgate

  • How much is the price of fuel in Southgate?

    The average price of fuel in Southgate is R66,80 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R802 and R1 069, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Southgate?

    Standard (Chevrolet Colorado or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Southgate.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Southgate?

    A Standard car hire in Southgate costs R940 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Southgate costs R636 per day, on average.

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

    When choosing Southgate car rentals, an intermediate or compact car would be the ideal choice to rent. In a city like Southgate, where the roads can get crowded, having a car that's easy to maneuver is important. Intermediate and compact cars are small enough to navigate through heavy traffic and tight spaces, making it easier to park and maneuver around the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Southgate?

    The speed limit in residential areas in Southgate is typically 25 mph, while in main urban roads and business districts, the limit is approximately 35 mph, and on the highways and expressways, the limit is typically 55 to 75 mph. All roads with speed limits under 50 mph are enforced under Michigan's Basic Speed Law, which requires drivers to travel at a speed that is reasonable and prudent under current conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Southgate?

    There are several options for parking in Southgate, including metered parking, public lots, and on-street parking. In general, metered parking in downtown areas may require payment, while some public lots and on-street parking may be free. The cost for metered parking varies from location to location, and it typically ranges between $0.50 to $1 per hour. It's worth noting that some areas in Southgate offer free parking on select days or times of the day and drivers must look for posted signs to check for any parking restrictions and parking fees in specific areas.

Southgate car rental reviews and directory

Dollar

7,3

Good

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One location in Southgate

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23701 Kean St

+1 313 792 8206

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Thrifty

6,7

Okay

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One location in Southgate

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23701 Kean St

+1 313 792 8206

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
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American Rent-A-Car

5,3

Fair

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One location in Southgate

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29111 Wick Road

+1 734 494 2444

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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4 locations in Southgate

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12510 Telegraph Road

+1 734 946 1313

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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15810 Eureka Rd

+1 734 282 7671

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1769 Southfield Rd

+1 313 388 9147

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21811 Allen Rd

+1 734 692 6050

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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Jackie was the attendant who assisted and accomadated us and she was very knowledgeble and helpful she asked all the right questions we were very happy with her assistance

Cons:

she did an excellent friendly and knowledgeable job and nothing could have better

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

nice car, good value, friendly staff

Cons:

no bathroom available

2,0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I didn't rent when i got there they tried to give me a Toyota and i had upgraded to a 200 i work at chrysler not driving a foreign then they tried a jeep bu5 had a hard time starting i said forget it and canceled the rental thanks anyways. Dave

1 out of 1

Hertz

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2 locations in Southgate

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23701 Kean St

+1 313 792 8206

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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23955 Allen Road

+1 734 362 0126

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Booked with directly with Hertz website days in advance, reservation confirmed by Hertz, hour before Im scheduled to pickup they call to say they have no cars and that they’ll try to find one…..wtf. I show up an hour and half later than my pickup time they still have no car, but found one a half hour away and expect me to drive out there to get it. Finally they offer me a Lyft to take me out there. Bottom line I got a car 3 hrs later than when I needed it to get on the road. Unprofessional for a rental car company to have no cars to cover rental reservations that they have confirmed.

8,8 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Max (manager) was very helpful with the rental and there at both pick up and drop off. Good value for the price.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

service was excellent. the car was clean and nice.

3,2 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Hertz staff are nice and on the ball as usual.

Cons:

This and my last Hertz rental were terrible cars. Both car interiors were dirty and clearly had been recently smoked in despite Hertz policy of non-smoking. The previous one's smell gave my wife a headache each day we were in it. The full-size Nissan I just rented which had exterior scratches everywhere had 44,000 miles on it. Shockingly, it drove like it had 144K on it! The list of squeaks, rattles, and mechanical things is too long to list here. I'm not saying the car is unsafe, but it drove like an old jalopy. Actually, it was kind of unsafe because when you floor it to accelerate onto the freeway it will NOT upshift. So, to make it go faster, I had to lift my foot up off of the accelerator to make it shift up to the next gear and then push again! LOL!

2,0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was rude, refuse to listen to customer and was very unsympathetic to the situation on hand.

Cons:

Will not acknowledge the entire transaction citing corporate policy about using same credit card for both the on line and in the store process . I produced the card and told the staff that the issuing bank had replaced the number with a new one after I made the reservation . Gave the employee both cards and my ID along with the service number to citicards to verify, but the gentleman refused to give me the car as a "pre paid " customer and said I can forget my on line transaction and rent the same vehicle as a walk in customer for double the price . I will never go back to this business ever again ... Will make sure to let everyone know my experience as well.

9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a nice car and in good condition. Good on gas - it was exactly what I had asked for and no one tried to talk me into something I didn't want.

Cons:

The people were fine...Christine was really good, but I had to wait over 30 minutes to return my car - there was only one person ahead of me - but Christine was the only employee and she was left to do everything by herself. She had to clean the cars, check cars in and out and answer the phone - which rang constantly! I made sure I arrived about 45 minutes before I had to turn my car in but by the time she was able to wait on me I barely got checked in before my time was up!

1 out of 6

Priceless

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29111 Wick Rd.

+1 734 413 8300

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9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and very helpful

Cons:

They don't rent to locals. Kayak should have known that before allowing me to book a nonrefundable rental!

1 out of 1

27 travellers who hired a car in Southgate gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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