Car rentals in Carbondale: All you need to know
A Carbondale car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Carbondale. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Carbondale?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, you can remember a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Carbondale rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Carbondale?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Carbondale?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Carbondale?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Carbondale is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Carbondale?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Carbondale. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply 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 pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage returning your car with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before returning the rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Carbondale?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Carbondale. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Go over your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Carbondale adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Carbondale car rental today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a perfect vehicle that will leave you with extra money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Carbondale car rental. See you out here.