Car rentals in Bluffs: All you need to know
A Bluffs car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Bluffs. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Bluffs?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel 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 Bluffs rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Bluffs?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bluffs?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Bluffs. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bluffs?
Typically, to rent a car in Bluffs 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 review the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Bluffs?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Bluffs. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can easily include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Bluffs rental cars?
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 your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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 have 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 pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find 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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||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 get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. We suggest bringing it back topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Bluffs?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Bluffs car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.