Car rentals in Royal: All you need to know
A Royal 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 Iowa has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Royal. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Royal?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Royal has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far in advance 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 with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Royal?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty 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 types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Royal?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Royal. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Royal?
Usually, to rent a car in Royal you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Read over the terms to find what the exact charge is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Royal?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can easily add 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 search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas 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 shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you choose 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 bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Royal. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur added charges. Be sure to read your policy to see if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and make certain there is no 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 Royal rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your requirements and not break your wallet.