Car rentals in Notre Dame: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Notre Dame whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Notre Dame. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Notre Dame. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Notre Dame?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide what car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Notre Dame.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Notre Dame?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Notre Dame?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Indiana city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Notre Dame||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Notre Dame?
Normally, to rent a car in Notre Dame you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to discover what the total is before you book your vehicle.
Does Notre Dame require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Notre Dame or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most 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 know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Notre Dame.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill 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. Many rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We suggest a full to full policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before bringing the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Notre Dame?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. 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
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Notre Dame adventure. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Notre Dame car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a great vehicle that will leave you with extra money in the bank. Cash in on cheap deals on your Notre Dame rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you on the road.