Car rentals in Hawthorne: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Hawthorne whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the city and park in front of the popular restaurants in Hawthorne. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Hawthorne. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Hawthorne?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Hawthorne you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Decide what car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Hawthorne?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, 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 types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hawthorne?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Wisconsin metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hawthorne?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Hawthorne is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the exact fee is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Hawthorne?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Hawthorne. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can easily add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We suggest a full to full policy. You pick up your rental topped off. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before you bring your car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hawthorne?
If you plan to explore all that Hawthorne and maybe even the rest of Wisconsin offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Hawthorne. Go over the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Hawthorne trip, check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your vehicle and make sure there is no dents 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Hawthorne rental car today
You know you can depend on a wonderful vehicle that will leave you with cash to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Hawthorne car rental when you book with us. See you on the road.