Car rentals in Thornburg: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Thornburg whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Thornburg. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Thornburg. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Thornburg?
We always try to get you the best deal. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Thornburg rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Thornburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Thornburg?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa city means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Thornburg?
Normally, to rent a car in Thornburg you must be at least 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 what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Thornburg?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Thornburg. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can easily include 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 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 automobile. You can use as much fuel 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 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 fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Thornburg and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Thornburg adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 navigating a new city
Book your Thornburg rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Thornburg has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Thornburg.