Car rentals in Eldridge: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Eldridge whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Eldridge. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Eldridge. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Eldridge?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Eldridge has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Eldridge.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Eldridge?
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 get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Eldridge?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Eldridge. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Eldridge in style||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan||Sizable groups that need room for all their suitcases||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Eldridge?
Generally, to rent a car in Eldridge you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Eldridge require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Eldridge or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Eldridge rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas 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 pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest 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 of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning the car with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before bringing the car rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Eldridge?
If you want to check out all that Eldridge and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Eldridge. Review the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Check out your vehicle and be certain there is no 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Eldridge car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Eldridge has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Eldridge.