Car rentals in Alton: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Alton whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Alton. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Alton. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Alton?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Alton has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Alton?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Alton?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Alton. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Alton||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||Family trips where you need additional room||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Alton?
Normally, to rent a car in Alton you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Alton?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Alton.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Alton.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Alton. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Alton rental car today
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