Car rentals in Altona: All you need to know
An Altona car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Altona. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Altona?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Altona has to offer. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Altona rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Altona?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Altona?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle 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 Altona||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking around large cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Altona?
Usually, to rent a car in Altona you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Altona?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Altona. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend returning the car filled up. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before returning the rental car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Altona and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Altona car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Altona has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Altona.