Car rentals in Brighton: All you need to know
A Brighton car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Brighton. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Brighton?
You're well on your way to getting the best price on your car rental when you use us. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally 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 Brighton rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Brighton?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 Brighton?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Brighton. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Brighton?
Normally, to rent a car in Brighton you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Brighton?
When driving around Brighton or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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 need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher rate 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 pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas 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?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Brighton and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Brighton adventure, check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Brighton rental car today
You know you can count on a wonderful car that will result in more cash to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Brighton car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you on the road.