Car rentals in Albion: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Albion whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Albion. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Albion. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Albion?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Albion you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Albion?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Albion?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Albion. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Iowa back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, 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. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go over the terms to discover what the exact rate is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Albion?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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 need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers choose 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?
If you want to explore all that Albion and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Albion adventure, be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and make certain there is no 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 area
Book your Albion car rental 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. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.