Car rentals in Sheldon: All you need to know
A Sheldon car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Sheldon. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Sheldon?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, to increase your savings on your trip to Sheldon you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Sheldon.
What rental companies have retailers in Sheldon?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Sheldon?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Sheldon. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Sheldon?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Sheldon is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover any additional fees is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Sheldon?
When cruising through Sheldon or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Sheldon.
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 need to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. 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 Sheldon.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to explore all that Sheldon 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 Sheldon. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot on your Sheldon adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Sheldon car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a great vehicle that will leave you with extra money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Sheldon car rental. See you around town.