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Car rentals in Cottage Hills: All you need to know

A Cottage Hills car rental allows you 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 answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Cottage Hills. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Cottage Hills?

You're on your way to getting the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:

  • Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
  • Determine the car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need

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

What rental suppliers have retailers in Cottage Hills?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis 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 you.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for adventure in the Illinois back-countryFord Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar
Full SizeFor trips where everyone needs room their bagsInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
Economy or Compact CarGreat for navigating and parking through busy citiesToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cottage Hills?

Usually, to rent a car in Cottage Hills you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Cottage Hills?

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Cottage Hills.

What is the fuel policy for Cottage Hills rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou 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 need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationYou usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We encourage bringing the car back with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before bringing the car rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Cottage Hills. You can drive as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.

Before you drive off

Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Cottage Hills adventure. You should:

  • Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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
  • 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your Cottage Hills 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 car rental that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.