Car rentals in Marshalltown: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Marshalltown whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Marshalltown. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Marshalltown. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Marshalltown?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Marshalltown has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Marshalltown?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Marshalltown?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Marshalltown. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Marshalltown?
Typically, to rent a car in Marshalltown you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go through the supplier's terms to find what the exact price will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Marshalltown?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering larger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Marshalltown.
What is the fuel policy for Marshalltown rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||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 won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers 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
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Marshalltown rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.