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Car rentals in Ely: All you need to know

An Ely car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Ely. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where do I find a bargain car rental in Ely?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Ely has to offer. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Determine what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Ely.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Ely?

From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which 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 Minnesota metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryWhen you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to ElyCadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar
MinivanLarge groups who want to navigate Ely togetherDodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most mpg on their tripToyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ely?

Generally, to rent a car in Ely you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to find any additional charges will be before you rent your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Ely?

When driving in Ely or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. 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 exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Ely.

Are there 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 search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you 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 fees if you don't fill up 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. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't have to search for a gas station before you return your carYou usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

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

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.

Know before you go

Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Ely adventure. It's important to:

  • Walk around the vehicle and be sure there is no damage 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 properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Ely rental car 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 align with your requirement and not break the bank.