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Car rentals in Columbia, Collinsville: What you need to know

Collinsville, Illinois, is full of exciting neighborhoods like Columbia. It's in these localities where you can get a true feel for an area like Collinsville. But once you're done checking out all the great restaurants and shops in Columbia, you'll need some wheels to check out everything that Collinsville provides.

You will need to make sure you have the right amount of money and follow a strict schedule if you try to save money by hopping on Columbia's public transportation system. Rideshares and taxis can be more convenient, but the costs can add up. Plus, you may not be able to get one when you need a lift. Booking a car in Columbia is the best method to make sure you see the entirety of the neighborhood and other parts of Collinsville on your trip. Read below to find all that you want about car rentals in Columbia.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get a cheap car rental in Columbia?

Trying to find the best car rental rates? You've come to the right place. Get the most savings on your tip to Columbia by doing a few things:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
  • Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and reserve in advance

Read the supplier's policy so you can understand the actual cost before you book.

What car do you suggest for Columbia?

With so many types of vehicles to decide from, it may be tough to decide what car is ideal for your getaway. Nevertheless, consider the amount of driving and the number of people you're driving with. Our table below can help you select what vehicle is the best one for your trip.

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
Luxury or Premium classWhen you want to travel Columbia in styleCadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar
Minivan or SUVIf you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfortable rideFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
Economy or Compact CarGreat for maneuvering through large citiesToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

Do I have to be a certain age to rent a car in Columbia?

The youngest age to rent an automobile in most cities like Collinsville is 21. Make sure to review the rental company's policy, as there could be added fees if you are under 25 or for higher category cars especially. Make sure to review the supplier's policies to determine if there is an additional cost before you book.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?

In United States of America you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. It may possible to purchase additional insurance through the supplier for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.

Most major credit card issuers offer coverage on your rental car. However, there are commonly limits on what they will cover. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Should I return my car rental with a full tank?

We advise a full tank policy. You should get your vehicle with the needle at "F". But, if you return the rental with less fuel than you began with, the company may charge you up to 3X the current prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you bring your car back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Do any Columbia companies provide one-way?

A lot of rental car providers offer one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle in a different area. However, there is generally an extra fee for one-way rentals.

Can I book with unlimited mileage when renting a car in Columbia?

Most suppliers will offer unlimited miles, but you want to ensure it is part of your package. It's helpful to think about how much driving you will be doing in and around Columbia. You don't want to be surprised with any overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so make sure to read the company's policy. You may need to have unlimited miles if you're pondering some road trips to discover what else Collinsville or even Illinois has to offer.

Anything I should make sure to do around Columbia?

Once you've checked out Columbia, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around Collinsville that are just a drive away. Need a recommendation of where to start your trip? Cahokia Mounds can make for a fascinating day before you explore what else is worth checking out in Columbia.

Book a Columbia, Collinsville Ride

Has a museum in Collinsville caught your eye? Do you need to get to a meeting on the other side of town? Don't miss out on one of Columbia must-sees or be late to your meeting. When you have access to your own car, you can make sure your trip is following your schedule, and not have to adhere public transportation schedules.

Browse our inventory of cars from the top rental car agencies in the country and select the ideal car for your Columbia getaway! The perfect set of wheels is only a few clicks away.

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