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Car rentals in Shelby: All you need to know

A Shelby 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 the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Shelby. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Shelby?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Shelby. You should also:

  • Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
  • Don't rent more car than you need. Usually, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Shelby.

What rental companies have agencies in Shelby?

From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

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

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Shelby. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classWhen you deserve the bestCadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar
MinivanFamily vacations where you need the extra roomFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallonBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

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

Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Shelby is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to discover what the total is before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Shelby?

When driving around Shelby or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

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 find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou 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 pay service fees 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 providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

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

If you want to check out all that Shelby and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Shelby vacation, make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Check out the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. 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
  • Familiarize yourself with the 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Shelby 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.