Car rentals in Davenport: All you need to know
A Davenport car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Iowa has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Davenport. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Davenport?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Davenport?
In Davenport, CarRentals.com has a few car rental providers to pick from, like Enterprise. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Davenport?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Davenport. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Davenport||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their bags||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Davenport?
Generally, to rent a car in Davenport you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the terms to find what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Does Davenport require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Davenport.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Davenport?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Davenport. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to find out if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Davenport rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.