Car rentals in Brighton: All you need to know
A Brighton car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Brighton. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Brighton?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Brighton. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Brighton?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Brighton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa 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 adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Brighton?
Generally, to rent a car in Brighton you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Brighton?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering bigger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Brighton.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Brighton vacation, go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage 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 properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Brighton car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Brighton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Brighton.