Car rentals in Louisville: All you need to know
A Louisville car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Louisville. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Louisville?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Louisville. You can also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Louisville.
What rental companies have agencies in Louisville?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Louisville?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois town means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Louisville||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Louisville together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving in large cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Louisville?
Usually, to rent a car in Louisville you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact fee is before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Louisville?
When driving in Louisville or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance through the rental agency. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Louisville.
What is the fuel policy for Louisville rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find 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 get your car. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Louisville?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Louisville. You can drive as much as you want and not incur added charges. Go over your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Louisville trip, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Louisville rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Louisville has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Louisville.