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Car rentals in Monticello: All you need to know

A Monticello car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Monticello. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I find a bargain car rental in Monticello?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, you can do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:

  • Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Don't get more vehicle than you need. Normally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Monticello rental car.

What rental companies have agencies in Monticello?

From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classWhen you need the bestCadillac, Audi, or similar
SUV or MinivanBig groups that need room for all their suitcasesChrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economyToyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Monticello?

Usually, to rent a car in Monticello you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to determine what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Monticello?

When driving in Monticello or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.

The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Monticello.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car

What fuel policy should I get?

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

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. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Monticello trip, check out a few things before you leave the lot. You should:

  • Walk around your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Monticello 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.