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Cheap car hire in Maryland

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Top tips for hiring a car in Maryland

  • In Maryland, the law requires drivers and passengers to wear a seatbelt at all times, regardless of their seating position. If you’re transporting a child eight years or younger, they should be in a federally approved child safety seat. Those below five should either be in a rear- or forward-facing car seat, while those between five and eight should be in a booster seat. Kids below thirteen should be buckled up and in the rear seat. If you don’t carry a car seat on your trip, you can rent one from car rental agencies in Maryland.
  • Several roads in Maryland have tolls, and you’re bound to use a couple on your visit. Tolls can either be paid using cash or electronically using a toll pass. Most rental locations in Maryland have toll passes, which you can get on request; otherwise, you’ll need to carry with you some cash in case you come across a toll station. You will find toll facilities on I-95, I-695, I-895, US 40, and the Intercounty Connector.
  • Debit and credit cards are the most common forms of payment for Maryland car rentals. Credit cards are readily accepted at most car rental locations, while debit card users must meet some requirements. American Express, Discover Network, MasterCard, and VISA credit cards are all accepted in Maryland. To pay using a debit card, you need to be at least twenty five, and you’ll be subject to a creditworthiness check. Moreover, only debit cards with MasterCard and Visa logos are accepted.
  • Book your car hire in Maryland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Maryland are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Maryland

  • Should I hire a car in Maryland?

    Getting a rental car in Maryland is the best choice for a comfortable and convenient trip. Yes, you can take the bus, but the bus runs on a strict schedule, and its route doesn’t cover all the small towns in Maryland. One benefit of getting a rental car is that it saves you time. Rental cars are much faster than public means of transport, and they give you the freedom to plan your own trip. Rental vehicles also offer you maximum comfort and convenience. As you drive around Maryland, you’ll have features like Bluetooth, air conditioning, and navigation to enjoy. Moreover, with a rental car, you don’t have to drag your luggage around town every time you stop. You also get to discover more since you can drive some of the region’s hidden gems way off-road.

  • What is driving like in Maryland?

    Whenever it’s raining, have your headlights on. As a general rule, have your headlights on if your windshield wipers are on. Always yield to pedestrians. As you approach an intersection, slow down, come to a complete stop, and allow pedestrians ample time to cross. Unless there is a sign prohibiting it, you can make a right turn on a red light, as long as you have first come to a complete stop. Bicyclists have the right of way in Maryland. Don’t share a lane with them, and if you cannot safely pass them, reduce your speed and follow them at a safe distance. 65 mph is the maximum speed limit in Maryland. Stick to 25 mph in urban areas and the residential zones. School zones have an even lower speed limit, and it’s usually posted on a sign. Stick to 55 mph on both divided and undivided rural roads.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Maryland?

    Drivers need to be at least twenty one in order to car in Maryland. As you book your rental, you’ll need to present a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name. Debit cards are also accepted, but only for drivers twenty five and above. There is also a young driver’s fee charged to drivers between twenty one and twenty four. These drivers will also not have access to all vehicles, including premium and full-size SUVs, luxury and exotic rentals, signature models, and commercial and passenger vans. However, there are still many vehicles available to rent as a young driver.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Maryland?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Maryland.

  • What is the best car hire company in Maryland?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Maryland are Avis (7,4, 52 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7,2, 74 reviews), and Hertz (6,3, 172 reviews).

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

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

  • Where should I hire a car in Maryland?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Maryland are Baltimore (67% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Maryland) and Gaithersburg (33%).

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Maryland

    43 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Maryland

    17 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Maryland

    12 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Maryland

    11 Locations

  • nextcar

    NextCar car hire locations in Maryland

    10 Locations

  • rentawreck

    Rent-A-Wreck car hire locations in Maryland

    5 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in Maryland

    2 Locations

  • priceless

    Priceless car hire locations in Maryland

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Maryland

    1 Location

  • u-save

    U-Save car hire locations in Maryland

    1 Location

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car hire locations in Maryland

    1 Location

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