Car rentals in Rock Island: All you need to know
A Rock Island car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Tennessee has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Rock Island. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Rock Island?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Rock Island has to offer. You can also:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book
- Determine what car you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Rock Island?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt 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 you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rock Island?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Rock Island. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Rock Island||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rock Island?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Rock Island is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out what the exact rate will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Rock Island?
When cruising through Rock Island or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental agency. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Rock Island.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more 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 won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Rock Island. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur added charges. Go over your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Rock Island vacation, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rock Island rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your requirements and not break your wallet.