Car rentals in Albion: All you need to know
An Albion car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Albion. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Albion?
We always try to get you the best price. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Albion you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Albion rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Albion?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Albion?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Albion. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Albion?
Usually, to rent a car in Albion you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Read over the terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Albion?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a car. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Albion vacation, check a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and make certain 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Albion car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Albion has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Albion.