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Car rentals in Norwalk: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to get around Norwalk whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Norwalk. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Norwalk. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I get a bargain car rental in Norwalk?

We always strive to get you the best rate. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:

  • Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • 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
  • Decide what car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Norwalk?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa town means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
PremiumWhen you need the bestAudi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar
MinivanFamily vacations where you need the extra roomToyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
Economy or Compact CarFor those on a strict travel budgetFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Norwalk?

Usually, to rent a car in Norwalk 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 the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.

Does Norwalk require rental car insurance?

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some coverage, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.

Are there 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 car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you wish 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 costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 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 and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a petrol 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Norwalk. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Go over your policy to see if there are any restrictions.

Know before you go

Before you begin on your Norwalk trip, be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:

  • Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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 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 Norwalk car rental 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 car that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.