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Car rentals in Ithaca: All you need to know

An Ithaca car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Michigan has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Ithaca. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Ithaca?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Ithaca has to offer. You can also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
  • Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental

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

What rental suppliers have agencies in Ithaca?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

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

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Ithaca. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

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

Usually, to rent a car in Ithaca you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read through the supplier's terms to find what the total is before you reserve your rental.

Does Ithaca require rental car insurance?

When cruising through Ithaca or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage with the rental agency. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Ithaca.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Ithaca.

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

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you drive off

Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:

  • Walk around the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. 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, 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 Ithaca car rental today

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