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Car rentals in Dows: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to get around Dows whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Dows. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Dows. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Dows?

We always try to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. You can:

  • Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
  • Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental

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

What rental suppliers have agencies in Dows?

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

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

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Dows. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryBusiness travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise DowsCadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar
SUVBig groups that need room for all their bagsChrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
Economy or Compact CarFor those looking to save the most on their tripToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Dows?

Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Dows is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you reserve your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Dows?

When cruising through Dows or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the fuel policy for Dows 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 TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with 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 bring back the carYou usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a range 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 plan to check out all that Dows and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you get going on your Dows vacation, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:

  • Check out the vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Dows car rental 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your needs and not break the bank.