Car rentals in Patoka: All you need to know
A Patoka car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Patoka. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Patoka?
You are on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Patoka rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Patoka?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the 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 Patoka?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Patoka. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to go all out on your trip to Patoka||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfy ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Patoka?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Patoka is 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 go through the terms to determine any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Does Patoka require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Patoka or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Patoka.
What is the fuel policy for Patoka rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need 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 refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back 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 petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||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 collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and make sure there is no dents 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
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 Patoka 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 vehicle that can fit your needs and not break your wallet.