Hertz car rentals in Chicago: All you need to know
If you want to see everything Chicago has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Hertz. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car enables you to go to the spots you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next getaway to Illinois even more enjoyable with a Hertz car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With over two million putting down roots in Chicago, there should be plenty to see and do in this bustling city. Many tourists come to experience Chicago's diverse culture. Of course, this city has more going on such as a thriving art community and a rich past that is a beacon for history fans. Whatever you choose to do first, you'll want to take in as much of Chicago as possible while on your vacation. Once you grab the keys to your Hertz rental car, you'll be on your way to discovering more of this exciting city.
CarRentals.com works with the finest businesses in the industry. Hertz has over a hundred years of experience and a fleet including many of the most popular in the business, like Ford and Nissan. With Hertz impressive history and thousands of locations globally, you'll be in great hands.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Chicago Hertz car rental at a great price?
We try to get you the best rates, no matter when you reserve your car. However, reserving your car well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to read the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Chicago?
You will need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Chicago?
Hertz's minimum age to rent a car in Chicago is 21. Make sure to check Hertz's policy, as there could be added fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles especially.
What kind of Hertz rental car should I get for my trip to Chicago?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Chicago. For bigger cities, like Chicago, you may find exploring and parking easier in a smaller vehicle. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a sedan or SUV is going to have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a little luxury on their Chicago trip can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent from Hertz in the United States. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Hertz require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Hertz requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Hertz will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the make and model of the rental.
What is the fuel policy on my Hertz car rental?
We recommend a full tank policy. You receive the car with a full tank. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you bring your car back to Hertz. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Chicago?
Chicago is a big city, so there is going to be a lot to do. You may not want to worry about your mileage limits if you are planning to see what else Illinois has to offer.
Does Chicago Hertz offer one-way car rentals?
Hertz offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your vehicle at a different Hertz. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Chicago, having access to your own vehicle can come in handy. When you're ready to discover more of Illinois, you can leave wherever you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next holiday, book your Hertz Chicago rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Book through CarRentals.com and drive the highway in Chicago, Illinois.