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Car rentals in Dayton: All you need to know

You want a great car to take you around Dayton whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Dayton. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Dayton. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Dayton?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Dayton. You can also:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
  • Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage 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 Dayton?

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

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Indiana 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 Dayton in styleCadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar
Minivan or SUVFamily getaways where you need additional roomFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
HybridThose looking for a fuel-efficient vehicleBMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar

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

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Dayton is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Dayton?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Dayton.

What is the fuel policy for Dayton rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas 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 pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your carYou might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many suppliers offer a variety 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. .

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you want to check out all that Dayton and maybe even the rest of Indiana offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Dayton. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Dayton trip, check out a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Check out 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
  • 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Dayton rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Dayton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Dayton.