Car rentals in Freeport: All you need to know
A Freeport car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Freeport. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Freeport?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Freeport has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Freeport?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Freeport?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Freeport. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family vacations where you need the extra room||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Freeport?
Typically, to rent a car in Freeport you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Freeport?
When driving in Freeport or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling 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 the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas 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 won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up 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 find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Freeport and maybe even the rest of Minnesota offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Freeport. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Freeport rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a perfect ride that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Freeport car rental. We'll see you around town.