Car rentals in Waterloo: All you need to know
A Waterloo car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Ohio has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Waterloo. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Waterloo?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Waterloo has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Waterloo?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Waterloo?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ohio town means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Ohio back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving through big cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Waterloo?
Usually, to rent a car in Waterloo you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Waterloo?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Waterloo.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up 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. Many rental car companies provide 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 more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up 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?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Waterloo vacation, be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Waterloo rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your needs and not break the bank.