Car rentals in Wellington: All you need to know
A Wellington car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Wellington. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Wellington?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Wellington. You can also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- 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 vacation. 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 companies have outlets in Wellington?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Wellington?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Wellington. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with plenty of suitcases and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Wellington?
Normally, to rent a car in Wellington you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to find what the exact fee will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Wellington?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Wellington. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there 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 close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. 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 fuel 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'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate 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 collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Wellington?
If you want to check out all that Wellington and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Wellington adventure. You should:
- Look over the car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. 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
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Wellington car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Wellington has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Wellington.