Car rentals in Campus: All you need to know
A Campus car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Campus. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Campus?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Campus. You can also:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
- Don't get more car than you need. Typically, the smaller the class the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Campus.
What rental companies have retailers in Campus?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Campus?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Campus. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Campus?
Normally, to rent a car in Campus you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Go over the terms to find what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Campus?
When driving in Campus or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Campus.
What is the fuel policy for Campus rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||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 have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Campus adventure, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Campus rental car today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a grand vehicle that will result in more extra money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Campus rental car. See you out here.