Car rentals in Springfield: All you need to know
A Springfield car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Arkansas has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Springfield. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Springfield?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Springfield. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Springfield?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Springfield?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Arkansas metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Arkansas back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Springfield?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Springfield is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to determine any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Springfield?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the 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 an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. 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 any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing your car back with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Springfield and maybe even the rest of Arkansas offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Springfield. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Springfield vacation, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Springfield rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a perfect ride that will leave you with extra cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Springfield rental car. See you out here.