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Car rentals in Central Lake: All you need to know

A Central Lake car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Michigan has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Central Lake. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Central Lake?

CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:

  • Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you book
  • Determine the car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Central Lake.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Central Lake?

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

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

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

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
PremiumEveryone who wants to travel Central Lake in styleCadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar
SUV or MinivanIf you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfy rideJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
Compact CarGreat for maneuvering in large citiesFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Central Lake?

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Central Lake is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to discover what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Central Lake?

When cruising through Central Lake or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

Are there different fuel policies?

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

You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have 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 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. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the carYou usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy should I get?

Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We encourage bringing your car back filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you drive off

Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:

  • Inspect the car and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your Central Lake rental car today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.