Car rentals in Effingham: All you need to know
An Effingham 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 find out what the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Effingham. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Effingham?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Effingham you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Effingham.
What rental companies have agencies in Effingham?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 Effingham?
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 an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for navigating and parking in busy cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Effingham?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Effingham is 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 review the terms to find any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Effingham?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you 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?
If you plan to check out all that Effingham and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Effingham. Read the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Effingham vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Effingham rental car today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you can count on a great vehicle that will result in more cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Effingham rental car when you book with us. See you out here.