Car rentals in Brandon: All you need to know
A Brandon car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Iowa has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Brandon. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Brandon?
You're on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, you can do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Determine the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Brandon?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Brandon?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Brandon. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Brandon?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Brandon is 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to figure out what the exact rate will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Brandon?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Brandon. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Brandon 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 a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. 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 of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll 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 higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers 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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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
- 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Brandon 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 vehicle that can align with your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.