Car rentals in Nelson: All you need to know
A Nelson car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Nelson. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Nelson?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Nelson. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Nelson rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Nelson?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online 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 Nelson?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Nelson. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Nelson||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Nelson together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Nelson?
Usually, to rent a car in Nelson you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to discover what the exact price will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Nelson?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. That said, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Nelson. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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 any 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'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We suggest a full tank policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you bring the car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Nelson. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Nelson vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Nelson car rental today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a great vehicle that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Nelson car rental. See you around town.