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Car rentals in Gardner: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to take you around Gardner whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Gardner. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Gardner. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where do I get a bargain car rental in Gardner?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Gardner has to offer. You should also:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
  • Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Gardner?

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

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Gardner?

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 TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great viewsFord Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar
Full SizeNeed extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedanChevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar
Economy or Compact CarEasy to park and have great miles per gallonToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Gardner?

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Gardner is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the exact price will be before you book your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Gardner?

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental; but, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

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 need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car 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 quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the carThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy should I get?

We suggest a full to full policy. You should get your car with a full tank. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before bringing the vehicle. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Gardner. You can cruise wherever you like and not incur extra charges. Review your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage limitations.

Before you drive off

Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over your vehicle 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
  • Inspect the trunk to determine 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region

Book your Gardner rental car today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your requirements and not break the bank.