Car rentals in Fox Valley: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Fox Valley whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Fox Valley. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Fox Valley. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Fox Valley?
You're on your way to locating the best price on your car rental with us. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. You can:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Fox Valley.
What rental companies have retailers in Fox Valley?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Fox Valley?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois city means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving in busy cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Fox Valley?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Fox Valley is 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 terms to find any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Fox Valley?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can easily add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Fox Valley rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need 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'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when 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 should I get?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Fox Valley 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 Fox Valley. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Fox Valley adventure, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the 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 navigating a new area
Book your Fox Valley rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Fox Valley has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Fox Valley.