Car rentals in Saint Charles: All you need to know
A Saint Charles car rental allows you 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 Iowa has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Saint Charles. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Saint Charles?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Saint Charles. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Saint Charles rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Saint Charles?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Saint Charles?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Saint Charles. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Saint Charles in style||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Saint Charles?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Saint Charles is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Saint Charles?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Saint Charles. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can easily add it at checkout.
What are the 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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Saint Charles.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to explore all that Saint Charles and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and be certain there is no damage 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
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Saint Charles rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.