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Car rentals in Elkader: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to get around Elkader whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Elkader. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Elkader. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Elkader?

We always strive to get you the best rate. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
  • Don't get more car than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Elkader rental car.

What rental companies have agencies in Elkader?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Elkader?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa city means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryWhen you deserve the bestInfiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar
SUVFamilies with a lot of bags and a need for spaceFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
Economy or Compact CarFor those looking to save the most on their tripFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Elkader?

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Elkader is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go over the terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you rent your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Elkader?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some insurance, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

What is the fuel policy for Elkader rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling 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. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationYou usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Elkader?

Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Elkader. You can drive as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Go over your policy to see if there are any restrictions.

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your Elkader adventure, go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Inspect your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Elkader rental car today

You know you can depend on a wonderful ride that will leave you with extra money in the bank when you reserve your Elkader rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Elkader car rental. We'll see you around town.