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What are the major attractions in Ottumwa?

If your trip to Ottumwa is all sorted out but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.

Adventure awaits around every corner here. Some of the most popular attractions in the area are Cedar Creek Golf Course, Memorial Park and Wapello County Historical Museum. Leave enough space on your itinerary to visit them all.

What are the best road trip destinations near Ottumwa?

We know you can't wait to see what your new ride can do. How about taking a day trip out to Keosauqua? Just 28 miles away, roll down those windows and feel the breeze in your hair on the way there. Soak up the sights beginning with Lake Sugema, Lacey-Keosauqua State Park and Riverview Club Golf Course. Located 62 miles away, Amana is another place to aim for. If you visit, don't miss Amana Colonies, Amana Colonies Golf Course and Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark.

What kind of rental car should I get for Ottumwa?

With your very own rental car, Ottumwa is yours to discover. People make their way to this interesting city for varying reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have the ideal car for each of them. The main priority for large families is space. Depending on the number of family members, that could mean anything from a full-size car to a van. Budget travelers usually opt for the great gas mileage of our smaller vehicles, such as a mini or compact car. If you want to attract a few admiring glances in Ottumwa, you could even peruse our special category for a ride that'll make any car aficionado weak at the knees.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Ottumwa?

For some, owning a luxury vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams can easily be a reality! Imagine tearing down the open road in a classy sports car, even if it's only for a few days. Or perhaps you're just after a cheap ride to get you quickly from point A to point B. Flashy or thrifty? Whatever you're looking for, there's a rental car to suit you in Ottumwa.

What do I need to know about driving in Appanoose County?

When driving somewhere you've never been before, you'll want to have a good grasp of the rules and regulations. Here's what you need to know to cruise around Ottumwa with ease:

What side of the road do they drive on in Ottumwa?

In Ottumwa, motorists stick to the right-hand side. When traveling someplace new, it's always a smart idea to opt for a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road and save worrying about gear changes.

Does Ottumwa have peak-hour traffic?

One terrific thing about motoring around a smaller city is less traffic, so don't worry too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of roughly 25,000, you can expect a smooth Ottumwa driving experience.

Is it difficult to park in Ottumwa?

It's relatively easy to find a car space in Ottumwa, although it can be a challenge to secure a spot in the busier areas. Booking a hotel that provides guests with parking is a wise idea.

Are there speed limits in Ottumwa?

While cruising through the streets of Ottumwa, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 25 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Residential areas are 25 mi/h unless signed otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Appanoose County?

More often than not, your rental car company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Alternatively, they may provide your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who'll then send a fine straight to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Appanoose County?

Seat belts are mandatory in Appanoose County. Having said that, the rules may differ for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Ottumwa?

It's legal to use your cell phone while behind the wheel in Ottumwa. However, we suggest that you stay on the safe side and avoid texting or calling — it's best to keep your eyes on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Ottumwa?

While driving in Ottumwa, it's an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. Planning to have a wine or two with lunch or dinner? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Ottumwa?

Yes, drivers can turn on a red light in Ottumwa. But first you must bring the car to a total stop. Proceed only when the lane you are turning into is clear of approaching traffic.

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.

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.

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