Car rentals in Alton: All you need to know
An Alton car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Missouri has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Alton. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Alton?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Alton. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Alton rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Alton?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Alton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Missouri metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Alton||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Alton?
Normally, to rent a car in Alton you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Go through the terms to determine what the exact price will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Alton?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Alton. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the 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 car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up 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. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you 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?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Alton vacation, check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Alton car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.