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Car rentals in Grand Chain: All you need to know

A Grand Chain 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 Illinois has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Grand Chain. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Grand Chain?

You're well on your way to getting the best price on your car rental by reserving it through us. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the true cost before you book
  • Decide the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Grand Chain.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Grand Chain?

From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

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

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 bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVFamilies or groups looking for adventure in the Illinois back-countryFord Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar
Full SizeFor big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUVInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripToyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Grand Chain?

Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Grand Chain is 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read through the terms to find what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Grand Chain?

When cruising through Grand Chain or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Grand Chain.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car. 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 half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationYou usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 go on a long trip

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Grand Chain?

If you want to explore all that Grand Chain and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Grand Chain. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Know before you go

Before you get started on your Grand Chain vacation, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:

  • Check out your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Grand Chain rental car today

Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.