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Car rentals in Vandalia: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to take you around Vandalia whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Vandalia. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Vandalia. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Vandalia?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Vandalia. You can also:

  • Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
  • Don't rent more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have outlets in Vandalia?

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

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Vandalia?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Illinois metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVGreat for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priorityJaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar
Full SizeFor big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUVInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
Economy or Compact CarWhen saving money is a top priorityFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Vandalia?

Generally, to rent a car in Vandalia you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read over the terms to determine what any additional fees is before you book your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Vandalia?

When cruising through Vandalia or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental agency. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. 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'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your carThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than 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 fill the tank back up when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many suppliers offer a range 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 Vandalia.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you plan to see all that Vandalia and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Vandalia. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your Vandalia adventure, go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:

  • Walk around the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Vandalia car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Vandalia 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 Vandalia.