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Car rentals in Malden: All you need to know

You want a great car to take you around Malden whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Malden. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Malden. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Malden?

You are well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. However, you can remember a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
  • Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel 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 Malden.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Malden?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Malden?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryEveryone who wants to travel Malden in styleInfiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar
Minivan or SUVLarge groups who want to navigate Malden togetherJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
Compact CarFor those looking to save the most on their tripFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Malden?

Usually, to rent a car in Malden 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 read over the terms to discover what the exact charge is before you reserve your rental.

Does Malden require rental car insurance?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

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 need to find a gas station near your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you used. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the carYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Malden.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Malden?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your Malden trip, make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around the vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Malden rental car today

When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a grand set of wheels that will leave you with extra money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Malden rental car. We'll see you on the road.