Car rentals in Ringwood: All you need to know
A Ringwood car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Ringwood. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Ringwood?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time how much 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 Ringwood rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Ringwood?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Ringwood?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Ringwood. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Ringwood in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ringwood?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Ringwood is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars. Go over the terms to find what the exact price will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Ringwood require rental car insurance?
When driving around Ringwood or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the 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 a 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. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill 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. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Ringwood. You can drive as much as you want without incurring additional charges. Go over your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Ringwood adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Ringwood rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Ringwood has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Ringwood.