Car rentals in Bowling Green: All you need to know
A Bowling Green car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Indiana has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Bowling Green. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Bowling Green?
You're well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Bowling Green you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Bowling Green rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Bowling Green?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bowling Green?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Indiana metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bowling Green?
Usually, to rent a car in Bowling Green you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go through the supplier's terms to find what the exact price will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Bowling Green?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Bowling Green rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill 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. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before returning the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. 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
Before you get going on your Bowling Green vacation, be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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 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
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bowling Green car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your needs and not break the bank.