Michigan car hire

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Cheap car hire in Michigan

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Top tips for hiring a car in Michigan

  • Similar to the rest of the country, drink-driving is not tolerated in Michigan. Police can pull you over at will to ensure you are not over the limit. If you are found to be above the legal blood alcohol limit of 0.08% then you will be prosecuted accordingly. This means that you might be fined, banned from driving, or even imprisoned. It’s advised that you avoid drinking well in advance of getting behind the wheel.
  • If you are travelling with kids, then you must follow the car seat laws in this state. For example, children that are younger than eight and less than 149 cm will need to be in a suitable car or booster seat. If the child is 8 years of taller than this, they do not have to be in any form of child seat. You can request that your car hire agency provides you with adequate seating before you set off. This normally comes at an extra cost.
  • You should be able to drive your hire car across state and country borders without issue. However, in order to do so, you must request that your car hire company provides written permission. Without this, your insurance will most likely be voided, and you might be rejected entry across the border. If you are crossing a border, you must also ensure that you have the right type of visa to do so.
  • You can pay for your car hire in Michigan with a credit card, which is universally accepted and the preferred payment method of car hire companies. Some agencies will also accept debt cards from major providers. There are even a few agencies, such as Dollar, that accept cash payments. However, these are only accepted when combined with a credit card that they will use as a security deposit until you return.
  • Book your car hire in Michigan at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Michigan are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Michigan

  • What is the most popular car hire in Michigan?

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

  • What is the best car hire company in Michigan?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Michigan are Budget (8,2, 72 reviews), Hertz (7,2, 79 reviews), and Avis (7,1, 53 reviews).

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

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

  • Should I hire a car in Michigan?

    Car hire in Michigan is a good idea, as it provides you with more freedom to explore the state at your own pace. You’re also able to reach remote and scenic destinations, which aren't always reachable via public transport. Michigan has a varied landscape, but it is best known for its access to the Great Lakes. With a hire car you can travel to top destinations, such as Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Detroit.

  • What is driving like in Michigan?

    Driving in Michigan is definitely worth doing, with it being one of the best ways to see the beautiful scenery on offer. Roads tend to be well-kept, meaning you can enjoy driving on a smooth surface throughout. Most of the rural roads are relaxed to drive on; however, driving gets more congested and aggressive in major cities. If you are amongst busy traffic, the best thing to do is to remain calm and drive with confidence. The roads in Michigan are also wide and spacious, which means you’ll have plenty of room to manoeuvre your vehicle. It should be easy for you to get around, too, with the roads being well-signposted.

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

    In Michigan, you will need to be at least 18 years of age to hire a car. Although this varies from agency to agency, with some requiring you to be at least 25. Drivers that are younger than 25 are also likely to have to pay a young person’s surcharge, whilst many car hire branches have an age restriction on certain vehicles, such as luxury cars. To hire your vehicle, you will need to be able to show valid ID and a current driving licence.

Car hire locations in Michigan

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Michigan

    24 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Michigan

    11 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Michigan

    8 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Michigan

    7 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Michigan

    4 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Michigan

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Michigan

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Michigan

    1 Location

  • americanrentacar

    American Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Michigan

    1 Location

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car hire locations in Michigan

    1 Location

  • bidvest

    Bidvest car hire locations in Michigan

    1 Location

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Michigan

    1 Location

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