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Car rentals in Medora: All you need to know

A Medora car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Medora. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I get a bargain rental car in Medora?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Medora. You can also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
  • Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Medora.

What rental companies have outlets in Medora?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.

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

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 is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVPerfect for families who want comfort and have safety as a top priorityFord Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar
Full SizeFor big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUVChevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar
Economy CarGreat for maneuvering through big citiesFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

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

Generally, to rent a car in Medora you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find any additional fees is before you book your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Medora?

When cruising through Medora or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Medora.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the carYou might pay a higher rate 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 don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy do you recommend?

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?

If you want to explore all that Medora and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Medora. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Know before you go

Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:

  • Look over the car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Medora car rental today

Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.