Car rentals in East Chicago: All you need to know
An East Chicago car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Indiana has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in East Chicago. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain car rental in East Chicago?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages East Chicago has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage 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 East Chicago rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in East Chicago?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in East Chicago?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Indiana metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Indiana back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for maneuvering through big cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in East Chicago?
Normally, to rent a car in East Chicago you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in East Chicago?
When driving around East Chicago or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental agency. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to East Chicago.
What is the fuel policy for East Chicago rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half 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 fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over East Chicago. You can drive wherever you want and not incur extra charges. Review your policy to discover if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your East Chicago trip, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around 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 inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 East Chicago rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.