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Car rentals in South Pekin: All you need to know

A South Pekin car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in South Pekin. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where can I get a bargain car rental in South Pekin?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages South Pekin has to offer. You can also:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
  • Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have agencies in South Pekin?

From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to South Pekin?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in South Pekin. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryWhen you want to travel South Pekin in styleCadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar
MinivanBig groups that need room for all their luggageHyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar
Economy or Compact CarCouple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeingFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in South Pekin?

Normally, to rent a car in South Pekin you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the terms to determine any additional fees will be before you rent your vehicle.

Does South Pekin require rental car insurance?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the 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 need to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged 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 be charged refueling 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 the tank empty. Many rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car

What fuel policy should I get?

Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing your car back filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in South Pekin?

If you plan to check out all that South Pekin 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 South Pekin. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your South Pekin adventure. You should:

  • Walk around the car and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your South Pekin rental car 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 car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.