Car rentals in Appleton: All you need to know
An Appleton car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Wisconsin has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Appleton. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Appleton?
We always try to get you the best price. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Appleton.
What rental companies have outlets in Appleton?
There are around a half-dozen rental suppliers to choose from in Appleton. You'll find some of the best brands, like Hertz. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Appleton?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Appleton. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Appleton?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Appleton is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine what the exact fee is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Appleton?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card 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 just add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Appleton rental cars?
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 near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged 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 any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill 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'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. 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 Appleton.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Appleton?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Appleton. You can drive as much as you like without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Appleton adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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 properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Appleton car rental today
Know that you can depend on a great vehicle that will leave you with extra money to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Appleton car rental. We'll see you on the road.