Car rentals in Rockford: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Rockford whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Rockford. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Rockford. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Rockford?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Rockford?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rockford?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Rockford. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Rockford||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups that need room for all their suitcases||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rockford?
Normally, to rent a car in Rockford you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Rockford?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at 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 book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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 fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to 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 refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won'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 need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We suggest a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rockford?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Rockford. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring added charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Rockford adventure, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rockford rental car today
You know you can count on a grand car that will leave you with cash to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Rockford car rental. We'll see you around town.