Car rentals in Mason City: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Mason City whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Mason City. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Mason City. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Mason City?
You are on your way to getting the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Mason City.
What rental companies have retailers in Mason City?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Mason City?
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 bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Mason City||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Mason City?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Mason City is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to find any additional fees will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Mason City?
When cruising through Mason City or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
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 the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the 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 the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Mason City?
If you wish to check out all that Mason City and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Mason City. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Mason City trip, check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your car and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Mason City car rental today
Know that you can depend on a wonderful set of wheels that will leave you with extra money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Mason City car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. See you around town.