Car rentals in Pekin: All you need to know
A Pekin car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Indiana has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Pekin. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Pekin?
You're well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Pekin?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Pekin?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Pekin. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Pekin?
Usually, to rent a car in Pekin you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to find what any additional fees will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Pekin?
When driving around Pekin or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Moreover, as a United States 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 generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, 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 head to Pekin.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. 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||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find 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 may not have a full tank when you collect your 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 do you recommend?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Pekin?
If you plan to see all that Pekin and maybe even the rest of Indiana offers, you're 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 be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Pekin vacation, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Pekin car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Pekin has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Pekin.