Car rentals in Georgetown: All you need to know
A Georgetown car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Georgetown. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Georgetown?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Georgetown you can do a few things. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Georgetown rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Georgetown?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Georgetown?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Georgetown. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|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||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Georgetown?
Usually, to rent a car in Georgetown you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go over the terms to discover what the exact charge will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Georgetown?
When cruising through Georgetown or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Georgetown.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
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 Georgetown?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Georgetown. You can drive wherever you like and not incur additional charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Georgetown adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect the 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
- 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Georgetown rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Georgetown has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Georgetown.