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Car rentals in Russell: All you need to know

A Russell car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Russell. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How can I find a bargain car rental in Russell?

You're well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental when you use us. But, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
  • Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have agencies in Russell?

From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Russell?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois town means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little off-road excitementJaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar
Full SizeIf you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfortable rideHyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar
Economy CarFor those looking to save the most on their tripToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Russell?

Generally, to rent a car in Russell you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.

Does Russell require rental car insurance?

When cruising through Russell or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

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 near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like 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 costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car

What fuel policy should I get?

Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. We advise returning the car topped off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Russell?

If you plan to explore all that Russell and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Russell. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Before you drive off

Before you get started on your Russell trip, check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:

  • Check out 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 the necessary tools to change it are there
  • 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 operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Russell car rental 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.