Car rentals in Madison: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Madison whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Madison. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Madison. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Madison?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Madison has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Madison.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Madison?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Madison?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Indiana metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Madison?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Madison is 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 read through the rental agreement to discover what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Does Madison require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
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 near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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 you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges 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. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have 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 have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest 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 Madison?
If you want to explore all that Madison and maybe even the rest of Indiana offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Madison. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Madison trip, be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Madison car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a great car that will leave you with extra money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Madison rental car. We'll see you on the road.