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Car rentals in Columbus City: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around Columbus City whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Columbus City. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Columbus City. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I find a bargain car rental in Columbus City?

You're on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:

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

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Columbus City.

What rental companies have retailers in Columbus City?

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

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Columbus City?

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

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryEveryone who wants to travel Columbus City in styleAudi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar
MinivanFamilies with plenty of bags and a need for spaceHyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar
Compact CarFor those looking to save the most on their tripChevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar

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

Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Columbus City is 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 read the terms to discover any additional charges will be before you book your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Columbus City?

Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Columbus City. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationYou usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car

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?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Know before you go

Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Columbus City rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Columbus City has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Columbus City.