Car rentals in Joliet: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Joliet whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Joliet. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Joliet. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Joliet?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Joliet has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage 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 Joliet.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Joliet?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Joliet?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Joliet. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to go all out on your trip to Joliet||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Joliet?
Usually, to rent a car in Joliet you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to discover any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Joliet?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. However, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different 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 search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full tank policy. You should receive your automobile with a full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before you bring it back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Joliet?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Joliet adventure, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Joliet rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your needs and not break your wallet.