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North Charleston car rental information

Pick-up location North Charleston
Rental locations 9
Airport locations 2

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in North Charleston

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
Best rated
5.9 Okay (167 reviews)
1 location in North Charleston
Thrifty
Locations in North Charleston
3826 W Montague Ave
+1 843 552 7533
Monday04:00 - 23:59
Tuesday04:00 - 23:59
Wednesday04:00 - 23:59
Thursday04:00 - 23:59
Friday04:00 - 23:59
Saturday04:00 - 23:59
Sunday04:00 - 23:59
  • 5.7
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
  • 5.1
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
20 Jan 2016
Pros: Very good price
Cons: Most inefficient pick up ever. One person working with 5 people in line, didn't have type of car from reservation, had to clean car for 15min before I could get it. The rental car pickup took longer then my flight from Atlanta.
2.0 Mediocre
20 Jan 2016
They stood me up!
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I waited over 30 minutes for shuttle from the airport to the Thrifty location (Charleston, SC) - it never showed. I called to confirm that a shuttle does exist. I asked how frequently it runs - the lady said "regularly". I got an Uber instead. Five stars for the Uber - showed up in <3 minutes and cost less than Thrifty.
8.0 Excellent
7 Apr 2016
Pros: Rental place easy to get to, car was ready right away, and service to and from the airport was very good
2.0 Mediocre
7 Apr 2016
Non repeater
Cons: it took an hour from point of getting to the office from the airport until leaving with the car at midnight - there was only one other person ahead of me - we sat there looking at each other for an hour wondering where the two employees were. The woman at the counter went to get the car for the first person- didn't come back for 25 minutes - my daughter and I thought something may have happened to the person-just as we started to leave to go look - she miraculously appeared with "a car'. When returning the car - it took me 45 minutes as they only had counter people and no one to check the cars in and we were told we had to wait until they got the people into their vehicles. Finally they stuck me with an outrageous deposit which didn't fall off my credit card for 7 days after return.
2.0 Mediocre
7 Apr 2016
Cons: I was very unhappy with the car provided, the staff at the location and the lack of timeliness. I was told I was getting an upgrade yet the upgrade was not clean, had no power windows or locks and the steering was off. It needed an alignment. The driver from the airport was awesome but outside of that I was very dissatisfied.
6.0 Good
28 Feb 2017
Pros: The price
Cons: No cruise control
6.0 Good
22 Apr 2017
Thrifty - Charelston
Pros: The price of the rental was the best we found and once we got to the rental car pickup, the service was good. Everything went smoothly once we got our car.
Cons: What we didn't like was how long it took the shuttle to pick us up from the airport. After a long day of traveling to get to Charleston (from the west coast) we were eager to get to our destination. We are in the service industry as well, so we have a little more patience than most. But we waited almost an hour for a shuttle. When dropping our car off, we overheard another customer with the same complaint. My advice is to Uber to Thrifty. Once you get there though, the service is good.
2.0 Mediocre
22 Apr 2018
Very dissatisfied
Pros: The car worked fine
Cons: Waited so long, the front desk was extremely unfriendly, terrible in the phone, had to ask around, wait around, couldn't help me with what I needed, car came in dirty, no instructions were verbally given at the front desk or when giving me the car, I wish I went with another car rental service. I was very disappointed
4.8 Okay
5 May 2018
Cons: Check-in and check-out was way too long.
6.4 Good
12 Jul 2018
Pros: The car for the price ...
Cons: Had to wait for car to be vacuumed and cleaned for 20 minutes. Got unrepairable flat tire ... changed to spare donut tire which could not go fast enough for Atlanta's highways so I had to find a tire repair shop ... did ... confirmed the original tire cold not repaired ... so paid $40 out of pocket for new/used tire. Called Hertz phone number for questions on coverage, reimbursement, etc and phone representative knew nothing. Passenger side headlight out when high beams on
Rated no. 2
Dollar
5.1 Okay (40 reviews)
1 location in North Charleston
Dollar
Locations in North Charleston
3826 W Montague Ave
+1 843 552 7533
Monday04:00 - 23:59
Tuesday04:00 - 23:59
Wednesday04:00 - 23:59
Thursday04:00 - 23:59
Friday04:00 - 23:59
Saturday04:00 - 23:59
Sunday04:00 - 23:59
  • 4.9
  • 5.6
  • 5.7
  • 4.3
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
13 Mar 2017
We cancelled order
Cons: Got there and the line up was out the door, vehicle we wanted was not available. Was offered other vehicle alternative, not what we wanted, cancelled order.
4.0 Okay
6 Nov 2017
Cons: They didn’t have the car I was supposed to get. They only had a pick up truck or jeep or a van. I had requested Nissan Altima or similar . They ended up giving me a Dodge charger which was filthy. I had to go back a second day to get something other than a van a jeep or a pick up truck.
2.0 Mediocre
20 Jul 2018
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Slow Service Dirty Car Bad Customer Service Bad Process Bad Return Angry Shuttle Driver NEVER AGAIN!
2.0 Mediocre
8 Nov 2015
Never got to get the car
Pros: Nothing
Cons: That I could not get the car cause my car not link to a bank account burnished over 4000 on that card
4.4 Okay
23 Nov 2015
Plan on waiting
Cons: I waited 45 minutes to get picked up from the airport to go to the station. I called after 30 minutes and it still took an additional 15 minutes after that and it was only 1 mile away. They also initially tried to charge me more than my quote online. Car was fine but very little organization to the entire place.
5.6 Okay
29 Nov 2015
Cons: Hidden fees that I was not aware of at check-out. Ended up being way too much for only three days
4.0 Okay
10 Mar 2016
Avoid.
Pros: No cancellation fee.
Cons: 1) Took over an hour to pick up the car. Understaffed and it seems changing policies takes a long time to explain to every single customer. 2) Didn't get the vehicle (compact car) I reserved. Tried to give me an F-150, which leads me to... 3) Made me pay $43 extra, with discounts, to get what I reserved. Was informed that me taking that car meant someone later wasn't going to get what they reserved either. Manage your inventory more wisely. Don't end up with a boatload of giant trucks to rent visitors. Get real! 4) Interior of car was dirty and a very dirty windshield to the point it was difficult to see out of. Little care taken in this department. 4) Came to drop it off and no place to park, or even drive, in the lot. After trying to maneuver into tight spots to temporarily park, I had a staff person drive it so I wasn't the one charged with damage. Pay the extra $10 and get a rental from the airport vendors or more reputable vendor in general. Not worth the fine print, the hassle, or the money.
4.8 Okay
23 Mar 2016
Worst experience in years.
Pros: Car was fine. Shuttle driver helpful.
Cons: Hidden charges, outrageous extra charge for wife to drive ($11 a day!). Slow, inefficient counter service, materials (including map that I had to argue for) did not show either address or return information to rental site (old address was actually blacked out.) Car delivered had 1/2 tank gas, but paperwork said full.
2.8 Mediocre
5 Apr 2016
Pros: The price.
Cons: There is only one person to work the phones and the line. I was told 2 times they would call me back because they had people in line when my car was broken down. Took over 2 hours to finally speak to someone. I will not be back.
3.6 Mediocre
5 Apr 2016
Pros: car was fine.
Cons: The business had no concern for me as the customer. Poor, fake attitudes. Stood in line for 30 minutes. Didn't disclose the deposit and insurance requirement until I was there to pick up car and pay for it. At that point, my weekend got cut short because all of my money was tied up in the deposit hold on my account. I will never rent from this company again. - Deana
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
9.1 Excellent (3 reviews)
3 locations in North Charleston
Enterprise
Locations in North Charleston
5757 Rivers Ave. @ Jones Ford
+1 843 566 7805
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7291 Cross County Rd
+1 843 552 2150
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
8734 Rivers Ave
+1 843 572 8807
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 9.3
  • 8.7
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
25 Oct 2016
Living up to the longstanding reputation
Pros: The staff at Enterprise are always so good at staying positive and handling things quickly and efficiently. The crew at this location were no different! I had to put my car in the shop unexpectedly and I needed a vehicle capable of handling the duties of my small business for several days (delivery of small goods to several locations). Chuck and Ray were on point with their customer service and made everything a breeze, from picking me up before my rental to dropping me off after, I couldn't have asked for better service.
Cons: Not applicable!
8.0 Excellent
26 Oct 2016
Cons: I reserved a sedan and when I went to pick up all they had was an SUV. I end up paying about $100 more in gas for my road trip as a result.
9.2 Excellent
23 Sep 2018
Headache-free Rental
Pros: Pick up location.
Cons: After purchasing the 3rd party protection insursnce, the Enterprise agents said it wasnt the best idea to go that route. They offered (wanted me to purchase) their in-store insurance, which I did. They advised to cancel the 3rd party I insurance. Of course all of this is happening as I'm dealing with everthing else and i never got around to calling the 3rd party to cancel. So basically I paid for two sets of coverage. My point here is if you are going to purchase the additional insurance, wait until at the counter; it was basically the same price.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
5.4 Okay (5 reviews)
2 locations in North Charleston
Hertz
Locations in North Charleston
2821 Azalea Dr
+1 843 480 4311
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday
Sunday
8510 Rivers Ave Ste O
+1 843 863 8239
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
  • 5.6
  • 5.2
  • 4.8
  • 6.4
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
21 Apr 2017
Easy experience.
Pros: It was quick and easy to receive the car.
4.0 Okay
6 Jun 2017
Pros: Pickup was fast
Cons: There was an ant infestation in the car
2.0 Mediocre
10 Jul 2017
Cons: no car! It was a third party rental , as we found out at the counter and for just $600 they would rent us a car after having already paid for a car.. We were unable to reconcile the account and went to a friendly competitor to rent a car
4.0 Okay
31 Dec 2017
Cons: I didn't like the change of price . In the end I had to make the people from hutz take a look on the price because they was tryin to charge me more than the price
7.2 Good
13 Mar 2018
Car must have been smoked in prior because it smelled of smoke
Pros: otherwise it was great! gas milage was excellent!
Cons: seat of car wasn't comfortable and not able to adjust it.
Rated no. 5
Budget
5.0 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in North Charleston
Budget
Locations in North Charleston
7685 Northwoods Boulevard
+1 843 553 5660
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 5.2
  • 4.4
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
18 Nov 2016
Terrible
Pros: NOT one thing
Cons: made a reservation..when i got there they said they needed a credit card.. didnt have one on me so i was unable to get a car. Terribke customer service
2.0 Mediocre
2 Oct 2017
Cons: There were no cars available and they did not notify us. We were unable to get a rental car period. They were rude and told us we should not have booked through anyone but them.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Jan 2018
Disappointed
Cons: When I reserved the car, the web site mentioned that they also accepted debit cards. When I went to pick up the car, the clerk told me that without a major credit card that they had to run a credit check on me. That was not mentioned in my confirmation email. I know that my credit rating is not very good. I realize I had to put a deposit and had the funds in my account to cover it. It was a big inconvenience for me to not be able to rent the car.
9.2 Excellent
15 Oct 2018
Pros: The inside of the car was clean.
Cons: The car should have been washed better on the outside.
10.0 Excellent
26 Jun 2019
Pros: Didn’t have car I ordered so upgraded but kept the same cost!
Rated no. 6
Avis
4.4 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in North Charleston
Avis
Locations in North Charleston
7685 Northwoods Boulevard
+1 843 572 3190
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • 3.0
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
6.8 Good
15 Aug 2017
One thing after another
Pros: Car was clean. Attendants were polite and accommodating.
Cons: Actual rate was higher than kayak posted rate. Reservation was not made at location selected on kayak. Car wheel well was falling off. Not sure if location and rate are kayak issues or Avis.
2.0 Mediocre
14 Dec 2018
Cons: Extremely rude and unhelpful. The Avis rental car location in North Charleston, SC is not where you want to go. The owner actually raised his voice to customers complaining of his bad day as if it was their fault. Left shaking without renting a car.
222 travellers who rented a car in North Charleston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

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Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in North Charleston are Enterprise (8.5, 12808 reviews), Sixt (7.5, 1064 reviews), and Budget (7.5, 110 reviews).

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