Car rentals in Lake City: All you need to know
A Lake City car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Lake City. 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 Lake City?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Lake City. You should also:
- 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 in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Lake City?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lake City?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lake City. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Iowa back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking in busy cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lake City?
Normally, to rent a car in Lake City you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact rate will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lake City?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you could already be covered 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 to your booking for Lake City. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can conveniently add it at 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 have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full 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 rental dealer. 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 quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel 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 pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search 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 won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise 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 Lake City?
If you wish to check out all that Lake City and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Lake City trip, make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lake City rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Lake City has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Lake City.