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Car rentals in Carthage: All you need to know

A Carthage car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Carthage. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I get a bargain rental car in Carthage?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Carthage has to offer. You should also:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
  • Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Carthage rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Carthage?

From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Carthage?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little off-road adventureFord Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar
Full SizeFor large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUVInfiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripHonda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Carthage?

Normally, to rent a car in Carthage 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 added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to discover any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Carthage?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Carthage.

What is the fuel policy for Carthage rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 costYou only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Most rental car companies provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing the car back topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Carthage?

If you wish to explore all that Carthage and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Carthage. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot on your Carthage adventure. It's important to:

  • Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any 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
  • 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Carthage car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Carthage has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Carthage.