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Car rentals in Gilson: All you need to know

A Gilson car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Gilson. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

Where do I find a bargain rental car in Gilson?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Gilson. You can also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
  • Reserve your rental as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have outlets in Gilson?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Gilson?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVBest for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priorityJaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar
Full SizeFamilies with luggage and a need for spaceToyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar
HybridThose looking for a fuel-efficient vehicleHonda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar

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

Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Gilson is 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to find what any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.

Does Gilson require rental car insurance?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 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 of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We advise a full to full policy. You should receive your vehicle topped off. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before returning the car rental.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you plan to check out all that Gilson and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Check out your car and be certain there is no 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 inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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
  • Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Gilson rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Gilson has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Gilson.