Car rentals in Shenandoah: All you need to know
A Shenandoah car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Shenandoah. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Shenandoah?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Shenandoah has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Shenandoah?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Shenandoah?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Shenandoah. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Shenandoah||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Shenandoah?
Normally, to rent a car in Shenandoah you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars. Read over the terms to figure out what the exact charge will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Shenandoah?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Shenandoah. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can just include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car 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 half of a tank? Then you just 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 service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Shenandoah. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- 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
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Shenandoah car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your needs and not break your wallet.