Car rentals in Urbana: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Urbana whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Urbana. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Urbana. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Urbana?
You are well on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Urbana.
What rental companies have outlets in Urbana?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Urbana?
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 suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Urbana in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their bags||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Urbana?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Urbana is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go over the supplier's terms to discover what the exact charge will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Urbana?
When cruising through Urbana or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Urbana.
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 have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid 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 any 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 receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You should receive your automobile topped off. If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before returning the rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Urbana vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your car and be sure there is no damage 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
- 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Urbana car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.