Car rentals in Caledonia: All you need to know
A Caledonia car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Minnesota has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Caledonia. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Caledonia?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Caledonia. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Caledonia rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Caledonia?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online 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 Caledonia?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Caledonia. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Caledonia?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Caledonia is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read through the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Caledonia?
When cruising through Caledonia or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Caledonia rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. 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, it's only necessary 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 refueling charges 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. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Caledonia.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Caledonia?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Caledonia. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- 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, and note 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 Caledonia rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.