Car rentals in Oshkosh: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Oshkosh whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Oshkosh. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Oshkosh. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Oshkosh?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Oshkosh has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Oshkosh rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Oshkosh?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oshkosh?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Oshkosh. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Oshkosh in style||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Oshkosh together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking through big cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Oshkosh?
Typically, to rent a car in Oshkosh you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read over the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oshkosh?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees 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 the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner 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 Oshkosh.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Oshkosh and maybe even the rest of Wisconsin offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Oshkosh adventure. You should:
- Inspect your car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Oshkosh car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can count on a perfect ride that will leave you with extra cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Oshkosh rental car. We'll see you out here.