Car rentals in Detroit: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Detroit whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Detroit. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Detroit. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Detroit?
We always try to get you the best price. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Detroit you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide the car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Detroit.
What rental companies have retailers in Detroit?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Detroit?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Oregon town 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||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Detroit?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Detroit is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to discover what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Detroit require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Detroit. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can simply include it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. 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 fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you choose 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 Detroit?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Detroit. You can drive wherever you like without incurring extra charges. Go over your policy to discover if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Detroit adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Detroit rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a wonderful car that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Detroit car rental. See you around town.