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Car Hire Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is located in the United States of America, between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth in Texas. It is the largest airport in Texas, and one of the busiest airports in the world. Annually, the airport sees approximately fifty-five million passengers. Dallas Airport is also highly ranked in terms of aircraft movements, as the third busiest in the world. In terms of passenger traffic, it is the eighth busiest. Although buses and trains provide a very cost effective form of transport from the airport, many arriving passengers prefer to hire their own vehicle from one of the car rental companies nearby. Car hire is more expensive, but there are many advantages to driving a private vehicle.

The Rental Car Centre at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is not found within the five airport terminal buildings, but at quite a distance away. The airport therefore provides the services of free shuttle buses for the transport of passengers to the Rental Car Centre. The buses are available every five minutes, and the trip is approximately ten minutes in duration. From the baggage reclaim hall, passengers can follow the Rental Car signs to where the buses depart on the lower level of the terminal building. The buses travel to 38th Street, nearby the south entrance of Dallas Airport, to where the majority of the car hire companies have their offices. Another positive aspect of the shuttle buses is that they are fully accessible for disabled passengers, with wheelchair lifts and capable drivers able to offer their assistance. Some of the car rental companies available at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport are Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, National, Thrifty, Budget and E-Z Rent A Car.

Although it is possible to hire a vehicle directly from the rental counters of the car rental company, many passengers prefer to make an advanced reservation from their chosen company’s website. An online booking is the most convenient way to ensure that your ideal vehicle will be ready and waiting for your arrival at Dallas Airport, and you may even receive an online booking discount, or a reduced rate for booking early. All the car rental companies present at Dallas Airport offer comprehensive websites, which offer all the information you will need in order to hire the best car for your holiday or business trip. Their vehicle categories are displayed, along with pictures and details for example cars in each category. The majority of car hire companies require you to book by category, but there are some, such as Hertz, which have categories from where you can book vehicles by their specific makes and models. This is an ideal option for renters who prefer to know exactly which car they will be driving.

The websites of the car hire companies also give more information about the rental terms and conditions that need to follow. They are mostly similar, but there can be additional terms that apply to your selected company. The primary renter is required to be at least 21 years of age for renting from most vehicle categories, and should have a valid U.S.-issued drivers license. Canadian endorsed licenses are also accepted, or foreign licenses may need to be accompanied by a passport. Drivers under the age of 25 will pay a higher rental rate, in the form of a young drivers fee, which is an extra rate applicable to each day of rental, and each underage driver listed on the rental agreement. Vehicles hired should also be adequately insured. Most car hire companies offer different types of vehicle insurance that can be purchased locally, or online.

Additional services offered by car rental companies may include the use of hand controls for disabled passengers. Some car hire companies at Dallas Airport offer hand controls, and this equipment is useful for those with a lower limb disability. The controls are connected to the brake and accelerator pedals, and are available on certain automatic vehicles. They do not however control the blinkers, car lights or other features, such as cruise control. One-way hires can also be arranged at many of the car hire companies at Dallas Airport. This is when the vehicle is collected from Dallas Airport, but returned to another rental location. It is an option useful for passengers who will not be returning to the airport, or who will be leaving from another airport in the vicinity. Car hire companies such as Hertz, Avis and National offer one-way rentals and hand controls for disabled drivers.

Driving in Dallas is relatively straight forward, and the city centre is well structured with interconnecting streets. However, if you have never been to the city before, a map is most useful. Car hire companies often hire GPS navigation systems for the use of their customers, and this is an excellent option for help in finding your way. Some of the main roads in the city include Commerce Street, Elm Street, the South Central Expressway, the Julius Schepps Freeway (I-45) and the East RL Thornton, or I-30. The I-30 leads to Fort Worth.

Upon collection of your hired car at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, ensure that you have all the correct documents, that you understand the workings of the vehicle and that you know which type of fuel to use. Once your car rental period has been completed, return the vehicle to the designated area in the parking lot of the Rental Car Centre, and follow the procedures of your car rental company. The shuttle bus can then be taken back to the terminal buildings. Further information regarding car hire options at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is available on the official airport website, at http://dfwairport.com, or from the website of your chosen car rental company.

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