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Car rentals in Arlington Heights, Chicago: What you need to know

Chicago, Illinois, is full of exciting neighborhoods like Arlington Heights. It's in neighborhoods such as these where you can get a true sense for an area like Chicago. But after you're done exploring all the wonderful shops and restaurants in Arlington Heights, you'll want a vehicle to see everything that Chicago offers.

You will need to stick with a strict schedule if you try to save money by taking Arlington Heights's public transportation system. Rideshares and taxis are easier, but the costs can add up. Plus, you may not be able to get one when you need a lift. Renting a car in Arlington Heights is the easiest method to make sure you see this great neighborhood and other areas of Chicago on your getaway. Read below to learn everything you need about renting a car in Arlington Heights.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best way to get an affordable rental car in Arlington Heights?

If you are looking for some of the best car rental rates, then you're in the right place. To get the most savings on your trip to Arlington Heights you can do a few things:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
  • Decide the car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car then you need

Make sure you read the rental policy before you book.

What car do you suggest for Arlington Heights?

With a variety of types of vehicles to pick from, it could be hard to decide what car is ideal for your visit. Nonetheless, you'll need to take into consideration your needs and how many people you are driving with. Our table below can help you book what car is the best one for your trip.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Arlington Heights?

In most places, you can rent a car in Chicago if you're at least 21. However, you'll most likely be charged an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to go over the rental company's policies to know what the total cost is for you.

Does the United States require car insurance?

Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental company's policy before you decide.

What is the fuel policy on my rental car?

Most suppliers give you a full tank at the time of your pick up. We recommend bringing your car back filled up. For a cheaper rate, you should find a filling station before you return the car to the supplier.

Can I reserve a one-way rental in Arlington Heights?

A lot of car rental suppliers offer one-way rentals. Depending on your travel plans, you may find it simpler to drop off your car in a different area. Please note that there is typically an extra fee for choosing a one-way drop off.

Can I book with unlimited mileage when renting a car in Arlington Heights?

The majority of suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to ensure it's part of the bundle that you are purchasing. It's important to consider how many miles you will be driving on your trip to Arlington Heights. You don't want to be hit with any surprise overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so be sure to understand the supplier's policy. You may want unlimited miles if you are hitting the highway to explore what else is in Chicago.

What is there to do around Arlington Heights?

Once you've checked out Arlington Heights, you'll be happy that you have your own car. There are some worthwhile stops around Chicago that are just a drive away. You'll be grateful you rented an automobile because there are a number of museums and historical sites to explore around Arlington Heights. Looking for something to fill an afternoon? Then get in your car rental and drive to:

  • Interact with a bit of local history with a visit to the Columbus Park
  • Art Institute of Chicago can give you an intriguing look into some Illinois history
  • Frank R. Lillie House is an Illinois landmark that could make a good spot to start a day trip
  • Take in even more Illinois culture at the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

of course, there are a lot more things to do in and around Arlington Heights. Get in your rental car and discover what's out there.

Book an Arlington Heights, Chicago Rental Car

Has an attraction in Chicago caught your eye? Do you need to meet a client at their hotel or office? Don't miss out on one of Chicago must-sees or be late to a meeting. When you have the keys to your own vehicle, you can make sure your trip is on your time, and not have to adhere public transportation schedules.

Look through our selection of automobiles from the top rental car agencies in the country and pick out the ideal automobile for your Arlington Heights adventure! The perfect vehicle is only a few clicks away.