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Car rentals in Downs: All you need to know

A Downs car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Downs. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where can I get a bargain car rental in Downs?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Downs has to offer. You can also:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
  • Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book in advance

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Downs.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Downs?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Downs?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Downs. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and sightseeingFord Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar
Full SizeFor trips where everyone needs room their bagsToyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallonBMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Downs?

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Downs is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine any additional charges will be before you book your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Downs?

Insurance is required, wherever you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can simply include it at checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Downs rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish 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 costYou only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or 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 supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your carThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don'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?

We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Downs?

If you wish to check out all that Downs and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:

  • Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Downs car rental today

Know that you can depend on a wonderful ride that will leave you with money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Downs car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you around town.