Car rentals in Decatur: All you need to know
A Decatur car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Michigan has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Decatur. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Decatur?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Decatur. You can also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Don't rent more car than you need. Normally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Decatur.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Decatur?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. 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 Decatur?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Decatur. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Decatur?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Decatur is 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Decatur?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Decatur.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish 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 pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Decatur.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Decatur?
If you want to see all that Decatur and maybe even the rest of Michigan offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Decatur. Review the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Decatur trip, check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents 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, and note 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 Decatur rental car 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 that can align with your needs and not break your wallet.