Car rentals in Lake Geneva: All you need to know
A Lake Geneva car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Wisconsin has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lake Geneva. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Lake Geneva?
You are on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage 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 agencies in Lake Geneva?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lake Geneva?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Wisconsin town means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Lake Geneva?
Typically, to rent a car in Lake Geneva you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lake Geneva?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. However, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Lake Geneva. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.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 collect your vehicle. Use as much gas 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 need to replace the fuel you 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 pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||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 collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
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 Lake Geneva?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Lake Geneva. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur extra charges. Read over your policy to see if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Lake Geneva vacation, go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Lake Geneva rental car today
Know that you can depend on a perfect ride that will result in more cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Lake Geneva rental car when you book with us. We'll see you on the road.