Car rentals in Elliott: All you need to know
An Elliott car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Iowa has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Elliott. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Elliott?
You are well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use us. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Elliott you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more car than you need. Typically, the smaller the class the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Elliott.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Elliott?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Elliott?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Elliott. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Iowa back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Elliott?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Elliott is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go through the terms to find what the exact rate is before you rent your car.
Does Elliott require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a vehicle. With that said, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, 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. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged 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 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 pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel 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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing the car back filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring your car back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Elliott and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Elliott. Go over the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Elliott adventure, make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Inspect your 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
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Elliott 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 suit your needs and not break the bank.