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Frequently asked questions
If your trip to Iowa City is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Not far from the city center, Kinnick Stadium is one sight you might like to consider adding to your to-do list. Iowa City Public Library and The Englert Theater are also not far away and worth a detour.
Here are our recommendations on how to get behind the wheel of a rental car with some savings in your pocket:
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If possible, keep the time of your pickup and drop-off as similar as possible. If you bring back your rental car at a later time than you picked it up, you could be charged a full extra day
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Some travelers find driving in heavy traffic in big cities a little daunting. But in a small car like a mini or compact, getting around Iowa City will be a snap. Rather spend your time exploring the surrounding prairies? Have a look at our selection of mid-size and full-size SUVs. With loads of cargo space and more power under the hood, these larger cars will make that road trip even more unforgettable. Ticking off all the attractions and activities that Iowa City is renowned for has never been easier with your own wheels.
There’s more than enough choice when it comes to rental cars in Iowa City. From SUVs with trunk space galore to economy rides that are a snap to park, you’ll find it all here. Choosing your perfect match depends on how much you’d like to spend and what activities you plan on doing. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need more than enough space for your luggage and buddies. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this time?
Driving around a new city needn’t be a white-knuckle experience. If you’re en route to Iowa City, feel confident on the road with this handy advice:
You’ll be driving on the right side of the road in Iowa City. Even though you may be comfortable with the traffic rules, we suggest driving a bit more cautiously in new and unfamiliar destinations.
Nabbing a parking space in Iowa City isn’t too hard. Of course, it can depend on where you are and when — it could be tricky parking in the very center during busy periods.
One of the great things about visiting a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won’t have to worry too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of only 67,900, you can look forward to a smooth Iowa City driving experience.
There sure are. In the city of Iowa City, speed limits range from 25mph to 70mph. Residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 25mph unless indicated otherwise.
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Otherwise, they may share your contact details with local authorities, who’ll then send a fine directly to you.
It is legal to use your cell phone while behind the wheel in Iowa City. But we recommend that you play it safe and avoid using your phone — it’s best to keep your eyes on the road.
When driving in Iowa City, it’s against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.08%. Planning to have a glass or two of wine with lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
Yes. However, before you turn you must stop the car completely and only move on if the lane is free of traffic.
Although there are a few exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Johnson County.