Car rentals in Coal Valley: All you need to know
A Coal Valley car rental gives you the opportunity 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. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Coal Valley. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Coal Valley?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Coal Valley has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Coal Valley?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Coal Valley?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Coal Valley. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Coal Valley in style||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Coal Valley?
Typically, to rent a car in Coal Valley you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the terms to discover any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Coal Valley?
When driving in Coal Valley or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, 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 head to Coal Valley.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up 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. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate 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 your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We encourage a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should return it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before bringing the vehicle.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Coal Valley and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Coal Valley. Review the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Coal Valley vacation, go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Coal Valley car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Coal Valley has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Coal Valley.