Car rentals in Franklin: All you need to know
A Franklin car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Franklin. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Franklin?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Franklin has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Franklin?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Franklin?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Franklin. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Franklin?
Normally, to rent a car in Franklin you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Does Franklin require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Franklin or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Franklin.
What is the fuel policy for Franklin rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges 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 the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate 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 refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Franklin?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Franklin. You can drive as much as you want and not incur extra charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Franklin vacation, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 driving around a new city
Book your Franklin car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Franklin has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Franklin.