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Car rentals in Elwood: All you need to know

You need a great car to take you around Elwood whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Elwood. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Elwood. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Elwood?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Elwood. You should also:

  • Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
  • Book your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

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

What rental suppliers have agencies in Elwood?

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

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Elwood?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois town means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little adventure off the beaten pathBMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar
Full SizePlanning a big trip with a large group of friends or family membersInfiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most mpg on their tripBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Elwood?

Typically, to rent a car in Elwood you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the terms to find what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Elwood?

When cruising through Elwood or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Elwood.

What are the different fuel policies?

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

You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We recommend returning your car topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle.

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

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot on your Elwood adventure. You should:

  • Inspect the car and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Elwood rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Elwood has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Elwood.