Car rentals in Elkhart: All you need to know
An Elkhart car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Kansas has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Elkhart. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Elkhart?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Elkhart has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Elkhart rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Elkhart?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Elkhart?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Kansas city means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Elkhart?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Elkhart is 21. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Elkhart?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a vehicle. However, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges 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. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need 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 shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Elkhart.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Elkhart and maybe even the rest of Kansas offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Elkhart adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and make 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 see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Elkhart car rental 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.