Car rentals in Grand River: All you need to know
A Grand River car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Grand River. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Grand River?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Grand River.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Grand River?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Grand River?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Grand River. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan||Family trips where you need the extra room||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Grand River?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Grand River is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact fee is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Grand River?
When cruising through Grand River or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental agency. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Grand River rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill 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 supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas 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 pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Grand River?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Grand River adventure. It's important to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Grand River car rental today
When you reserve your Grand River rental car with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a perfect ride that will result in more extra cash in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Grand River car rental. We'll see you around town.