Car rentals in Ely: All you need to know
An Ely car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Iowa has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Ely. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Ely?
You're well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through us. But, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Ely?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Ely?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa town means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Ely?
Normally, to rent a car in Ely you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to discover what the exact fee will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Ely?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. 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'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Ely.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Ely 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 Ely. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Ely vacation, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle 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
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Ely car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your needs and not break the bank.