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Car rentals in Houghton: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to take you around Houghton whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Houghton. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Houghton. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How can I find a bargain rental car in Houghton?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Houghton. You should also:

  • 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
  • Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the actual cost before you rent
  • Don't get more car than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Houghton rental car.

What rental companies have outlets in Houghton?

From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Houghton?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Houghton. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

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

Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Houghton is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you book your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Houghton?

When driving in Houghton or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Houghton.

What is the fuel policy for Houghton rental cars?

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 car rental supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Houghton.

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

If you want to check out all that Houghton and maybe even the rest of Michigan offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Houghton. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Houghton adventure, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:

  • Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Houghton car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Houghton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Houghton.

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