Car rentals in Toledo: All you need to know
A Toledo car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Washington has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Toledo. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Toledo?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Toledo. You should also:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Toledo?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Toledo?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Toledo. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Toledo||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Toledo?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Toledo 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 the rental agreement to find what the total will be before you book your car.
Does Toledo require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Toledo or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Toledo.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up 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 will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search 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 don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the 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 do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Toledo.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Toledo and maybe even the rest of Washington offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Toledo. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Toledo trip, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Toledo car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Toledo has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Toledo.