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Mississippi car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Mississippi

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Top tips for renting a car in Mississippi

  • Famous for its Southern charm and country music, Mississippi should be at the top of everyone’s travel bucket list. Whether you are traveling to the Magnolia State for business or leisure, Mississippi rental cars offer you the convenience and advantage of traveling at your own pace. However, it is important to acquaint yourself with the state’s traffic laws to avoid running into unnecessary trouble. Most interstates in Mississippi have a speed limit of 70 mph, and rural highways typically allow 65 mph. Drinking while intoxicated is a serious criminal offense in the state of Mississippi, with penalties varying depending on the severity of the crime. You could face license suspension or fines, and even jail time for repeat offenders.
  • All drivers and passengers are required to wear safety belts while driving in the state of Mississippi. Children under two must travel in the back seat in rear-facing or convertible seats. Children under seven must either be placed in restraining devices or booster seats while riding in a car in Mississippi. Violation of this rule may incur a fine. As such, if you’re planning to visit Mississippi with young children, be sure to find out whether the car you’re thinking about renting is equipped with these devices. It is illegal to operate a cell phone while driving in the state of Mississippi, unless you’re using a hands-free device.
  • Snow is very rare in Mississippi. However, rain is a real possibility, so consider a car with good tires or a four-wheel drive. Also, watch out for signs of danger such as slippery spots if you’re driving on wet roads, or flooded areas if it’s been raining a lot. When visibility is an issue, be sure to reduce your driving speed appropriately for the conditions on the road. Always be cautious and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you, especially while driving in the rain or snow.
  • Book your rental car in Mississippi at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Mississippi

  • Should I rent a car in Mississippi?

    There is more to the Magnolia State than the sweet aroma and striking beauty that radiates from the blooming magnolia tree. Mississippi has plenty of interesting places that you can more easily enjoy if you’re traveling in a rental car. Whether you’re heading to the Delta region on the western side of the state or heading to the centralized capital, Jackson, there are endless things to do and places to visit; your Mississippi car rental service will ensure that you have the best chance to see everything. There are places in the state that are not covered by the public transportation network. With your rental car, you are free to visit every corner of the state whenever you want. Also, public transportation is not 100 percent reliable. Finally, renting a car gives you privacy, making it the perfect option if you’re coming to Mississippi on a romantic trip or a family vacation.

  • What is driving like in Mississippi?

    While Mississippi has some of the nation’s most beloved attractions, it’s important to remember that you should always exercise the utmost caution when driving your rented car in Mississippi. The most important thing you can do while driving in Mississippi is to buckle your seatbelt. The next best thing you can do is to put away your phone when behind the wheel. Finally, always observe the designated speed limits and take heed. Slow down when going around curves and turn your headlights on if you’re driving in the rain.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Mississippi?

    You must be at least twenty one years old to rent and drive a rental car in Mississippi. Even though a twenty one year-old can legally drive a rental car in the state, some rental companies impose a surcharge on renters under twenty five. It’s important that you find out if the company that you’re renting from has this policy in place. When you go to rent a car in Mississippi, you will be required to present a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and some form of identification.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Mississippi?

    Full-size (Toyota Camry or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mississippi.

  • What is the best rental car company in Mississippi?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Mississippi is Enterprise Rent-A-Car (6.8, 61 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Mississippi?

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

Car rental locations in Mississippi

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Mississippi

    28 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Mississippi

    12 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Mississippi

    6 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Mississippi

    5 Locations

  • u-save

    U-Save car rental locations in Mississippi

    5 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Mississippi

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Mississippi

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Mississippi

    1 Location

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car rental locations in Mississippi

    1 Location

  • payless

    Payless car rental locations in Mississippi

    1 Location

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Mississippi

    1 Location

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in Mississippi

    1 Location

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