Car rentals in Dover: All you need to know
A Dover 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 Dover. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Dover?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Dover?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dover?
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 Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Dover?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Dover 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 the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Dover?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Dover.
What is the fuel policy for Dover 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 your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car 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 quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges 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 an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at 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 refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing it back with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Dover and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Dover adventure, check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the vehicle and be sure there is no 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Dover car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can align with your needs and not break the bank.