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'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Texas has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Rock Island. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Rock Island?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Rock Island.
What rental companies have outlets in Rock Island?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online 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 Rock Island?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Texas metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rock Island?
Typically, to rent a car in Rock Island you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Rock Island?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a vehicle. 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 policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Rock Island. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can simply include it at checkout.
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 have to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your 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 collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||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 collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you choose 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 Rock Island?
If you plan to see all that Rock Island and maybe even the rest of Texas offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Rock Island. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Look over the vehicle and be certain 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 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 unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Rock Island car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Rock Island has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Rock Island.