Car rentals in Cottage Grove: All you need to know
A Cottage Grove car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Cottage Grove. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Cottage Grove?
You're on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, you can do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Cottage Grove rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Cottage Grove?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Cottage Grove?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Minnesota metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Cottage Grove?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Cottage Grove is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact rate is before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Cottage Grove?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Cottage Grove. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cottage Grove?
If you want to explore all that Cottage Grove and maybe even the rest of Minnesota offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Cottage Grove. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Cottage Grove trip, check a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Cottage Grove 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.