Car rentals in Eldridge: All you need to know
An Eldridge car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Alabama has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Eldridge. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Eldridge?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Eldridge you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Eldridge.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Eldridge?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Eldridge?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Eldridge. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Big groups that need room for all their luggage||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Eldridge?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Eldridge 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 review the terms to find what the exact charge is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Eldridge?
When cruising through Eldridge or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger 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 Eldridge.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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 be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before 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 suggest 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 great option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Eldridge. You can drive as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Read over your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Eldridge adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Eldridge rental car 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.