Car rentals in Rock Island: All you need to know
A Rock Island car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Washington has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Rock Island. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Rock Island?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Rock Island has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Rock Island.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Rock Island?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
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 Washington metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rock Island?
Typically, to rent a car in Rock Island you must be at least 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 read over the rental agreement to find what the exact rate is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Rock Island?
When driving around Rock Island or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. 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 think your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered 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. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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, 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide 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 might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
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 mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Rock Island trip, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see 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 wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Rock Island rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Rock Island has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Rock Island.