Car rentals in Bloomington: All you need to know
A Bloomington car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Bloomington. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Bloomington?
We always try to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the true cost before you rent
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Bloomington.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Bloomington?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 Bloomington?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Bloomington. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families or groups who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bloomington?
Typically, to rent a car in Bloomington 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 over the supplier's terms to figure out what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Bloomington?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Bloomington. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can easily include it at 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 have to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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 have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. 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 the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas 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 get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
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 option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Bloomington rental car today
Know that you can count on a perfect car that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Bloomington rental car. We'll see you on the road.