Car rentals in Dubuque: All you need to know
A Dubuque car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Dubuque. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Dubuque?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Dubuque has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Dubuque rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Dubuque?
In Dubuque, we have 3 rental providers to decide from, like Hertz. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dubuque?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa town means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Dubuque||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Dubuque?
Usually, to rent a car in Dubuque you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Dubuque?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Dubuque.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Dubuque. You can drive as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Review your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Dubuque adventure, go over a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Dubuque car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Dubuque has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Dubuque.