Car rentals in Oshtemo: All you need to know
An Oshtemo car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Michigan has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Oshtemo. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Oshtemo?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by going through us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Oshtemo.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Oshtemo?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oshtemo?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Oshtemo. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families or groups who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Oshtemo?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Oshtemo is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find what the exact fee is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oshtemo?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Oshtemo.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need 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 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 fuel 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 pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We encourage returning it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Oshtemo and maybe even the rest of Michigan offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Oshtemo. Read the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Oshtemo adventure, go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Oshtemo 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 suit your requirements and not break the bank.