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Car rentals in Fort Sheridan: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to get around Fort Sheridan whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Fort Sheridan. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Fort Sheridan. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

Where can I get a bargain car rental in Fort Sheridan?

You are on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental by going through us. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
  • Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and book in advance

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

What rental companies have agencies in Fort Sheridan?

From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.

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

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 car that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVGreat for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priorityBMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar
Full SizeFor large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUVInfiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Fort Sheridan?

Typically, to rent a car in Fort Sheridan you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact price is before you book your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Fort Sheridan?

Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can simply add it at 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 search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up your 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 have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it with a full tank of gas. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the car rental.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Fort Sheridan?

If you plan to see all that Fort Sheridan and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Fort Sheridan. Go over the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."

Know before you go

Before you begin on your Fort Sheridan adventure, be sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:

  • Check out 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
  • 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Fort Sheridan rental car today

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