Car rentals in Niantic: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Niantic whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Niantic. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Niantic. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Niantic?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Niantic. You can also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you rent
- Decide the vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Niantic rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Niantic?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Niantic?
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 certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Niantic?
Normally, to rent a car in Niantic you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to find what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Niantic?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Niantic.
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 an open 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 collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We recommend bringing it back filled up. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Niantic and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Niantic. Review the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your vehicle 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
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Niantic 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 rental car that can align with your requirements and not break your wallet.