Car rentals in Shellsburg: All you need to know
A Shellsburg 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 see what the rest of Iowa has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Shellsburg. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Shellsburg?
You are on your way to getting the best price on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Shellsburg you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance 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 Shellsburg rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Shellsburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Shellsburg?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Shellsburg. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Shellsburg?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Shellsburg 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 over the supplier's terms to determine what the total will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Shellsburg?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you rent a vehicle. However, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can just add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find 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 collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several 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 return your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the 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 find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We encourage a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you bring your car back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Shellsburg and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Shellsburg. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Shellsburg car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Shellsburg has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Shellsburg.