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Car rentals in Madison: All you need to know

You need a great automobile to get around Madison whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Madison. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Madison. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Madison?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Madison has to offer. You should also:

  • Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
  • Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

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

What rental suppliers have outlets in Madison?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

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

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

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Madison?

Normally, to rent a car in Madison you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you rent your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Madison?

Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Madison. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can simply add it at checkout.

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.

You will need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

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

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Madison. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur extra charges. Review your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.

Before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Madison trip, check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your Madison rental car today

Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not break your wallet.