Car rentals in Portage: All you need to know
A Portage car rental allows you 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 Ohio has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Portage. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Portage?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Portage has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Portage.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Portage?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Portage?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Portage. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Portage?
Usually, to rent a car in Portage you must be at least 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 review the supplier's terms to find what the total will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Portage?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Portage. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can easily include it at checkout.
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 search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||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 pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before returning the vehicle. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Portage and maybe even the rest of Ohio offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot on your Portage adventure. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Portage rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a grand set of wheels that will result in more money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Portage rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you around town.