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Car rentals in Colfax: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to take you around Colfax whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Colfax. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Colfax. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Colfax?

You're well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:

  • Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
  • Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have retailers in Colfax?

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

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

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Colfax. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classBusiness travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise ColfaxMercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar
MinivanFamilies with a lot of suitcases and a need for spaceHyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallonBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

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

Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Colfax is 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges is before you book your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Colfax?

Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Colfax. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can just include it at checkout.

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 have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay 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 fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your carYou usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

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

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you want to check out all that Colfax 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 Colfax. Read the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."

Know before you go

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

  • Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Colfax car rental 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.