Car rentals in Houstonia: All you need to know
A Houstonia car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Missouri has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Houstonia. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Houstonia?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Houstonia. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Houstonia?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Houstonia?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Missouri metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Houstonia?
Normally, to rent a car in Houstonia you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go through the terms to find what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Houstonia require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. That said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Houstonia. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with 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 higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you choose 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 Houstonia?
If you wish to check out all that Houstonia and maybe even the rest of Missouri offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Houstonia adventure, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Houstonia car rental today
You know you can count on a great car that will result in more extra cash to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Houstonia car rental. We'll see you on the road.