Car rentals in Ridgeway: All you need to know
A Ridgeway 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 the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Ridgeway. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Ridgeway?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Ridgeway you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Ridgeway rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Ridgeway?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ridgeway?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Ridgeway. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ridgeway?
Normally, to rent a car in Ridgeway you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to find any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Does Ridgeway require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. 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. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not 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 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?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Ridgeway?
If you wish to see all that Ridgeway and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Ridgeway. Review the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ridgeway 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 suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.