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Rent a car and explore Chicago 

Explore the metropolis of Chicago flexibly and independently with a rental car from the price comparison on Driveboo! The city on the south-western shore of Lake Michigan in the state of Illinois in the USA with a population of about 2.7 million is the third largest city in the USA. It is an important trading city of the United States. Due to its size, Chicago and the surrounding area can be easily explored by rental car. Compare offers of car rental companies in Chicago on Driveboo and easily book your dream car rental online today!

The best pick-up points for a rental car in Chicago

Whether you would prefer to pick up your pre-booked rental car at Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD) or whether you would like to see the city for a few days without a rental car. You can choose the appropriate offer from the cheap offers of Driveboo and make your booking online in just a few steps. Once you've picked up your rental car, you'll be able to explore Chicago and the surrounding area.

The following criteria should be observed when collecting the rental car:

When collecting your rental car, it is important that lights and brakes work properly and that the car is in good condition. In the event of defects, you should note these together with the car rental company so that you do not have to be liable for them at the end of your holiday. It is also important: 

  • Tyre tread pattern
  • Function of the lights and luminaires
  • Body and paint damage
  • Rent a car and refuel in Chicago

In the USA, you fill up in gallons. One gallon contains 3.785 litres of petrol. The Americans calculate how many miles you can drive with a gallon. The higher the gallon value, the less fuel the car needs. Gasoline prices in the USA can vary widely. It is therefore best to fill up your tank when the fuel is cheapest. In large cities, fuel is usually cheaper than in remote areas. Petrol can only be purchased at a so-called' gas station', but not at a petrol or filling station. You can choose between regular, plus and premium petrol. Rental cars are usually filled up with regular fuel.

Parking for the rental car in Chicago

There are many parking facilities in Chicago, but most of them are not cheap. With a lot of bad luck, the parking space costs $20 an hour. But of course, there are also parking spaces that cost less than $5 an hour. You just have to be patient and keep your eyes open. Chicago is a city with heavy traffic, so it is not always easy to find a suitable parking space quickly. Outside of town, parking is only permitted on specially marked parking lots.

Are there any special traffic rules to be observed?

In the USA, traffic regulations can vary widely from state to state. When renting a car, it is best to always pay attention to the traffic signs on site to avoid the heavy fines. Often only the inscription of prohibition or permission is shown on the signs. The maximum speed limit is displayed in miles in the USA. Seat belts are compulsory in almost all countries. During the day as well as at night, dipped headlights must be used. Please note that if a policeman asks you to stop, you must not leave the car at first. Keep your hands on the handlebars. Usually you will then be asked to submit your documents. Then the policeman will inform you about the violation of the traffic rules and will hand you a ticket if necessary. You will have to settle this in a bank branch.

Is there a toll charge in Chicago?

In Chicago, the so-called' toll roads' designate the streets where toll charges apply. There's a lot of them in Chicago. Ask for the' Toll Pass' when you pick up your rental car at Chicago Car Rental. This pass saves you a lot of time and stress. This pass gives you the opportunity to pay tolls both on the road and afterwards. If you do not pay the toll, the car rental company has the right to deduct your credit card with the toll charges, against invoice.

Insurance for the rental car in Chicago

Unfortunately, unlike the amounts claimed, the minimum insurance in the United States is rarely sufficient. Most car rental companies therefore offer extended insurance coverage. You should clarify in advance whether you can use your insurance from home in the USA. Make sure you take out insurance and not a waiver! The best way to find out about the following insurances is to contact your car rental company before you start your journey:

  • Collision Damage Waiver or Loss Damage Waiver
  • Liability Coverage Requirements
  • LIS/SLI: Increased liability (extension protection)
  • PAI/PEC

Registration of an additional driver for the rental car

Additional drivers are already included in many offers of the car rental companies and are therefore free of charge, but should be registered and included in the insurance. If no additional driver is already included in your desired offer, you can of course book it for a small surcharge at the car rental. 

What is the best season for a trip to Chicago?

The best travel season for Chicago is late spring and early autumn. In this time of the year, warm, dry days and cool nights can be expected. In the summer months it is often very warm in Chicago, partly hot with high humidity and a lot of rain.

Discover the highlights of Chicago by renting a car

  • The State of Illinois Center 
  • The Magnificient Mile 
  • Viewing platform of the John Hannock Center 
  • The Wrigley Building 
  • The Civic Center for Performing Arts
  • The Harold Washington Library
  • The Navy Pier
  • The listed Grant Park
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Millenium Park 

Exploring the surroundings of Chicago by rental car

Since Chicago is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, exploring the area and the lake is a good option. You can explore the shores of the lake by rental car and also visit the area around Chicago. So you can discover all parts of the city. Nature lovers will get their money's worth in the National Forests of the Manistee National Forest, which can be reached by rental car from Chicago in just a few hours. Neighbouring Canada or other major cities such as New York City, Detroit or Toronto can also be worth a visit with the rental car. Are you interested in motorcycles? Then you should take your rental car to nearby Milwaukee, where you will find the famous Harley Davidson Museum.

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