Car rentals in Longview: All you need to know
A Longview car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Longview. 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 Longview?
You are on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Longview.
What rental companies have outlets in Longview?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, 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 Longview?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Longview?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Longview is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read through the terms to determine what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Longview?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you rent a vehicle. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Longview. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Longview rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your 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 collect your vehicle, and you don't need 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?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Longview.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Longview?
If you want to check out all that Longview and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Longview vacation, go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Longview rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Longview has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Longview.