Car rentals in Ottumwa: All you need to know
An Ottumwa car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Ottumwa. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Ottumwa?
We always try to get you the best price. However, you can remember a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Ottumwa?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Ottumwa?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Ottumwa. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Ottumwa?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Ottumwa is 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Does Ottumwa require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Ottumwa. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.
You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Ottumwa. You can drive as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Ottumwa adventure, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Ottumwa rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.