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Car rentals in Central: All you need to know

A Central 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 find out what else the rest of Indiana has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Central. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I find a bargain rental car in Central?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Central. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
  • Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

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

What rental companies have retailers in Central?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Indiana town means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for adventure in the Indiana back-countryFord Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar
Full SizeNeed extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedanInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
HybridThose looking for a fuel-efficient vehicleHonda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar

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

Normally, to rent a car in Central you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the terms to discover what the total is before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Central?

When cruising through Central or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental agency. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Central.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service 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. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the carYou usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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.

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

Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Walk around the vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Central 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 who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.