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Car rentals in Galena: All you need to know

A Galena car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Galena. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I find a bargain car rental in Galena?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Galena. You can also:

  • Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
  • Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Galena.

What rental companies have retailers in Galena?

From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Galena?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

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

Typically, to rent a car in Galena you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to discover any additional charges will be before you rent your car.

Does Galena require rental car insurance?

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Galena.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Galena?

Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Galena. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.

Know before you go

Be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your Galena car rental today

Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.

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