Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Columbia car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Columbia.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Columbia car rental.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Columbia is Hertz (6.6, 103 reviews).
The average price of fuel in Columbia is £2.59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £31 and £41, depending on the car size.
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A Standard car hire in Columbia costs £33 per day, on average.
A Supplier choice car hire in Columbia costs £37 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in Columbia costs £37 per day, on average.
You’ll find a wide variety of vehicles to choose from when renting a car in Columbia. Select from compact, luxury, or a sports utility vehicle (ideal if you plan to drive through the ACE Basin). Also, if you are traveling to Columbia in the summer months, be sure that the air conditioning system in your hire car works well because there can be many hot days.
Because it is a big city, Columbia has many highways. When traveling on city freeways, you can travel at maximum speeds of 60 mph and on major roads around shopping districts the speed limit is 50 mph. However, on the interstate you can increase your speed to 70 mph. Inside residential neighborhoods, the maximum speed allowed is 30 mph.
Gasoline in Columbia is very economical. On average you will pay just over $2.00 for a gallon of regular petrol. Premium petrol will cost about $0.60 more and diesel almost $2.80 for a gallon of fuel. This is lower than in other cities and states within the United States.
The City of Columbia has numerous metered parking spaces downtown. Street parking in Columbia is always free after 6 p.m. and on weekends. But, if you are willing to walk, drive down some nearby side roads to find non-metered parking spaces. Additionally there is the option of parking in a garage or lot. Note that some of these facilities are city-owned while others are privately owned and operated.