Car rentals in La Motte: All you need to know
A La Motte car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in La Motte. 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 La Motte?
You are on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in La Motte.
What rental suppliers have retailers in La Motte?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to La Motte?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in La Motte. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in La Motte?
Generally, to rent a car in La Motte you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in La Motte?
When cruising through La Motte or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to La Motte.
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 rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider 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||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your 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?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage returning it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your La Motte vacation, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your La Motte rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels La Motte has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in La Motte.