Car rentals in Galena: All you need to know
A Galena car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Ohio has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Galena. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Galena?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
- Decide what car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Galena?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Galena?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ohio metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Galena?
Typically, to rent a car in Galena you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Galena?
When driving in Galena or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Galena rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel 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 of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||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 get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers choose 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 Galena?
If you plan to see all that Galena and maybe even the rest of Ohio offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Galena. Go over the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Galena car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a grand set of wheels that will leave you with extra money in the bank. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Galena car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you on the road.