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Detroit, MI, United States
6 Dec — 13 Dec
Same drop-off
Detroit, MI, United States
Mon 6/12
Noon
Mon 13/12
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Pick-up locationDetroit
Hire locations19
Airport locations14

Detroit car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (129 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Alamo
Locations in Detroit
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Nov. 2021
Everything was fine. Thanks
10.0 Excellent30 Aug. 2021
The check-in was faster than other companies I’ve used recently. The car was clean and in good condition. The drop-off was very quick and the attendant was very friendly. All in all the best experience I’ve had in the past few years and so I will use Alamo again next time
3.9 Mediocre24 Jul. 2021
Rental car in Detroit had defective key fob. Progressively harder to start car. Couldn’t open doors with fob. When I got the car it only had about 3000 miles on it. Car itself was nice and new. Couldn’t understand why fob in a new car wouldn’t work. Finally traded car in Traverse City for a car and fob that worked. Was traveling in Northern Michigan and was worried that we would be stranded somewhere in the woods.
8.0 Excellent8 Jul. 2021
The car drove well and was a good value. However trash was left inside at pick up. The transport or shuttle service was taking off while I was trying to board. I was having a tough time walking and managing my bag. Thank goodness for the kindness of strangers. Fellow passengers yelled at the driver to stop a d helped me board.Shuttle experience and cleanliness of vehicle.
6.0 Good31 May 2021
Staff was helpful and friendly!The minivan I rented was not clean, there was crackers and crumbs in the rear seats and under the middle seats, it looks like they wiped down the front two seats but you rent a minivan because you need to seat a lot of people and we had to clean it up before anyone would sit in the rear seats. I was highly disappointed.
2.0 Mediocre28 May 2021
NothingA upfront message stating CLEARLY that I cannot rent a car at metro airport with a visa debit card
8.0 Excellent9 May 2021
For the 1st time ever in Detroit the Shuttle driver helped with bags. Service at counter and in yard was goodThey could’ve actually had a Chevrolet suburban that I reserved we ended up with a foreign car but at least it had nicefeatures on it it’s kind of sad to go to Detroit and have to drive a foreign car
10.0 Excellent26 Apr. 2021
Shuttle service was great. Process at Rental Agency was quick and easy. Car selection was simple.
8.0 Excellent29 Jan. 2021
perfectthe ability to introduce and additional form of payment when the need arises due to extending the contract.
10.0 Excellent24 Jan. 2021
Nothing
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From $40/dayRated no. 2
Dollar
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (252 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Dollar
Locations in Detroit
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre22 Nov. 2021
It took over an hour to get our car!!!
8.0 Excellent18 Nov. 2021
Staff at counter and driving shuttle were very good. Price was quite high compared to past rentals with Dollar. During a minor routine traffic stop, a check of Illinois plate created some confusion for Roscommon Sheriff’s office when deputy said vehicle did not come back as rental but to a private owner. He told me it seemed unusual, reviewed rental agreement and told me to give his name and department should the need arise later on. Still don’t know what that was about. But otherwise, vehicle was quite satisfactory and met all our requirements just fine.
4.0 Okay16 Nov. 2021
Outrageously slow at the countaer to pick up the car.
10.0 Excellent9 Nov. 2021
The pricing will cause me to reevaluate other options in the future. Service and the crew at the return were terrific!
3.6 Mediocre17 Feb. 2019
Arrived to pick up reserved car. Was not available. Clerk was rude and blamed me. I called customer service who hung up on me. Then my membership was deleted. I am now with enterprise. Very happy there.
10.0 Excellent17 Apr. 2018
great service - great car - great rateTerrific service at the counter - easy pick up process, great car, no problems at all. Renting from them again this week!
6.0 Good25 Mar. 2018
Staff very pleasant and helpfullimited selection
2.4 Mediocre27 Feb. 2018
Poor customer service, agent was very aggressive with insurance and with overt judgment and comments. Poor car condition, lots of dings and scratches on car. No one came to assist with car in lot. Car had brake issues and transmission issues.
8.0 Excellent7 Feb. 2018
Good customer service, in and out.
5.2 Okay3 Feb. 2018
The price was too high
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From $43/dayRated no. 3
Thrifty
7.2 Good (171 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Thrifty
Locations in Detroit
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Feb. 2020
Tricia was top-notch, extremely helpful to me when I was picking up the car and dropping it off. I wish more rental car companies had people like her to help folks like me!
7.2 Good29 Dec. 2019
2019 Camry was a great car.$13/day to add a spouse as a driver is ridiculous. Every other car rental company that I’ve used does this for free. Will not be using Thrifty in the future on this basis.
3.6 Mediocre26 Dec. 2019
Vehicle smelled like smoke. Vehicle not ready when arrived. Rude drop off.
7.2 Good10 Dec. 2019
The pickup was easy since there was no other customer in the office. The place was D E A D. That was good for me.The drop off process was very poor. There was no attendant. I was just told to leave the car in the lot and walk away. Someone would process it later and send me a receipt. But one day later I still do not have a receipt !!
7.2 Good6 Dec. 2019
The van ran good. We needed to keep it longer, it was very easy to call the 800 # and extent the time.The pick up & drop off process needs improvement. The people behind the desk seem indifferent and lazy. We had to write down the damage on the vehicle, which was dirty and hard to tell. Upon return, there was no one outside to accept the vehicle. When I went inside, I was asked to return the key to the vehicle & get the mileage. No one looked at the car
5.2 Okay21 Nov. 2019
Staff was friendlyThe shuttle took 15min to come, it was nowhere in sight, while Avis and Hertz etc has 3 come by one after the other, barely picked me up right before 1am, it’s when they close, so i almost didn’t get my car. Stood in the cold for awhile. It wasn’t that unbearable but the fact that i saw everyone else’s shuttle come 3 times and my company closed at 1am and it was 12:52 when they picked me up. I would rather not use Thrifty’s again if i has a choice.
7.2 Good20 Nov. 2019
Car was not ready when we arrived
7.2 Good15 Nov. 2019
Nice carPick-up was hectic and I think I was charged more than I was quoted
8.0 Excellent14 Nov. 2019
Drop-off was smooth. Car was clean and a good choice.The car was in need of an oil change the whole time, according to the display, as well as having the tire pressure low, which i had to look at the whole time, but no trouble, really. The computers were down at pick-up, which made the wait about an hour, but the agents were quite friendly and apologetic about the situation
6.4 Good28 Oct. 2019
Drop off was easy. Process was quick.Booked a "luxury" car. Upon arrival I was told they didn't have any cars in that category. Why let me book it then? I ended up with a Toyota Corolla....hardly luxury. They said on the plus side, I didn't get charged any extra. I should have been charged less in my opinion. Why pay for luxury but receive compact?
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Rated no. 4
Payless
6.7 Good (202 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Payless
Locations in Detroit
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible27 Sep. 2021
Pick up was a disaster, long wait and much confusion between Avis, Budget and Payless. Car turned out to be an SUV that was backed up to a light post base so the rear door couldn’t be opened to put in luggage. Drop off was also a mess as there was no place to put the car and no directions to bus stop. I was directed into a spot which was partially blocked by a plastic post so I couldn’t get in straight. I also was not expecting to have $250 charged to my card when the rental was PREPAID!
10.0 Excellent27 Sep. 2021
The car windows would have benefited from a treatment of RainX...during a couple of rain storms the raindrops beaded up so much on the side windows and side mirrors that it was very difficult to see through them. I even stopped once to wipe them off, but they instantly beaded up again.
1.9 Horrible21 Sep. 2021
It began after reserving the car on Kayak, the rental was due back six hours before the time I had requested. Calls to priceline (Kayak went through priceline?) and payless were unhelpful as both said I needed to call the other to change a dropoff time. After four calls, two to each company I gave up, then I told them when I picked up the car and they said they couldn't help me either. Finally, I just dropped the car off at a time between my requested drop off and when they had scheduled me and was told it was fine and there would be no additional charge. Pick up was a nightmare, I waited for over two hours to pick up my car in Detroit. The process was poorly organized and service was slow, though the attendants at the desk were kind. The car was acceptably clean and nice. The return process was easy too. However, I was double charged for the car (from the third party I found the rental through and from Payless). I still haven't been able to get the charge from Payless removed from my card. An extra $228 with slow and unhelpful response.
1.9 Horrible7 Sep. 2021
Yikes - I recognize the challenges in today's rental car and employment market, but the DTW process is a total train wreck! Arrived to an office that was overwhelmed with people, lines that were not marked so that "your correct line" could not be easily identified, workers that were doing their best but angry customers, customers whose car weren't where they were sent or had overt mechanical issues, etc. The lot add additional cars parked all over and if there WAS signage for the exit, it was not apparent to me...or to the others who like me were creeping around the lot in the dark trying to get out. The process coming in was the same - left to park in the chaos where ever as no one directing traffic (or signage). Then someone comes and points me to a better place (after I'm already unpacked) and when we get there...no one there to help. I waylaid a rather lost worker to finally check out. If that's the rule at DTW, I will fly/rent elsewhere in the future.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jul. 2021
Payless did not have its own facility, but said to use Budget/Avis. When I arrived, there was a line for Budget and for Avis but none for Payless. When I asked the staff where I should go, an employee told me he wasn't sure if there was a Payless person around and he would have to check "in a minute." He then proceeded to sit at his computer terminal and ignore me for ten minutes. I had to ask another employee who the "Payless person" was, and finally someone helped me. But then, even though I had prepaid for my reservation, it turned out that they didn't have any cars available and had to contact "dispatch" to get one. I ended up waiting a long time for a car. The car had a dirty windshield and bad wipers and was hard to see out of when it rained.
2.0 Mediocre12 Jul. 2020
Nothing. Dumped Payless rental retrieval of rental car to Avis center where the lines were horrendous. Waited for more than an hour long to get a car instead of full size SUV for which I paid for. Most horrible rental car experience!
2.0 Mediocre3 Jul. 2020
The Budget car rental staff and policy are the worst I have ever dealt with. Especially Kayak. HOW CAN YOU LET A DRIVER RESERVE A VEHICLE THAT YOU MUST BE 25 TO RESERVE AND THEN CANCEL FOR A FEE. WITH NO AGE VERIFICATION. Completely B.SHAVE AGE VERIFICATION BEFORE RESERVING A CAR THAT REQUIRES A CERTAIN AGE TO EVEN PICK UP!!!!!
6.4 Good31 Jan. 2020
Car was nice, new, and clean.No one at front desk for 15-20 min when they opened. Hard to see signage at DTW. No one really there for dropoff outside too plus hard to see dropoff signage.
3.6 Mediocre27 Dec. 2019
Car smelled HEAVILY of marijuana and cleaning solution. Extra long wait for shuttle on both ends of the journey.
10.0 Excellent12 Nov. 2019
Friendly staff, easy pick up, and drop off.N/A
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From $86/dayRated no. 5
Budget
6.5 Good (258 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Budget
Locations in Detroit
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.3
  • 6
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2 Nov. 2021
Car smelled of cigarette smoke. Had not been cleaned inside. Dirt and grass in the trunk.
1.9 Horrible27 Sep. 2021
Check in counter was a nightmare. Waited in line for 90 minutes. Shuttle bus driver was warning all of the passengers of the disaster that was in store for Budget customers (but the Avis line, despite the merger, was very short). Car was dirty with garbage in the back seat. Not worth the very little savings we got.
1.9 Horrible27 Sep. 2021
Line to pick up rental car was out the door and into the parking lot. Took 2 hours to get a car.
7.9 Good22 Sep. 2021
Took almost an hour to get the car. After we finally got keys, everything else was awesome. Nice, clean car for a very affordable price.
1.9 Horrible21 Sep. 2021
never book again
1.9 Horrible6 Sep. 2021
had to wait 2 hours on line for reserved car. then went to pick it up from lot and it wasn't there yet.
5.9 Okay30 Aug. 2021
The staff was amazing and the services was great once I got to the counter. This is mainly for the Detroit pickup. Got there at 7 and was in line for 2 hours to get my car. It was impacted from travel and the state of covid, and the location was severely understaffed. I felt uncomfortable since there were no options for me to wait in line and be safe for a large group of people. It would be nice if there was a virtual queue or we could handle it through the app. I am fine with waiting if I am able to get clear information about what line to stand in for what company. It was a mess with Payless, Budget, and Avis all in one small office for at least 60 people. Once I got the car and worked with the staff I had a great experience.
5.9 Okay29 Aug. 2021
A/c didn’t work properly Wheels needed rebalancing. No help finding car at pick up. Confusing signage in lot at drop off.
7.9 Good28 Aug. 2021
I used this vehicle to move in state. The cargo space was great, but when I folded the seats down there were chips and other food bits that should have been vacuumed. Other than that, the staff were helpful, kind and efficient and the rental experience was easy and positive overall.
1.9 Horrible16 Aug. 2021
Picking up the car was a disaster. Two hour line. Literally. Completely understaffed. Nightmare
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Rated no. 6
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (74 reviews)
4 locations in Detroit
Enterprise
Locations in Detroit
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Nov. 2021
Great service and a free upgrade! Wonderful ride and customer service.
8.0 Excellent8 Nov. 2021
I did rent the cheapest little economy car, but it was a real dog. Sounded like it was going to blow the engine at any minute. Next time I’ll reserve a nicer car.
1.9 Horrible15 Oct. 2021
Car had two tires that leaked and needed to be filled every day windshield wiper disintegrated no rubber and the transactional stumped and bumped like “Havana syndrome”
1.9 Horrible6 Oct. 2021
Gas tank wasn't full ( a couple of gallons short ), Passenger seat stuck in full forward position ( unusable ), interior of car smelled ( might have been disinfectant , but not pleasant ) Value for the money terrible
10.0 Excellent1 Oct. 2021
They essentially had no cars available and lots of people waiting for one. They were excellent at customer service. Whatever came out of the wash bay, no matter what you had ordered and/or paid for, they were willing to give you anything you wanted. That is great customer care.
10.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2021
The total cost of the rental was more than I would have like to have spent. But in today's world of rental car pricing, I should not complain. The car was excellent, the price was high.
10.0 Excellent6 Sep. 2021
Very efficient staff at pickup and drop off. Car worked well and was clean. Price was higher than I have paid in years
10.0 Excellent25 Aug. 2021
Great customer service
7.9 Good16 Aug. 2021
The checkin process required us to wait for an agent on the curbside which took 10 min. I prefer the option to go out directly to the vehicle and do our own inspection.
7.9 Good9 Aug. 2021
I like the attitude and warm reception of staff at both pick and drop-off. The drivers were very professional, friendly and hilarious.
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Rated no. 7
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (63 reviews)
2 locations in Detroit
Hertz
Locations in Detroit
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre1 Sep. 2020
The rental car itself was ok.Kayak booked my reservation 30 minutes away from the airport. When this was determined by the staff at Hertz Detroit airport, they were unwilling to help arrive at a solution. I had to leave the Hertz area and book through Thrifty/Dollar in order to obtain a rental car. Additionally, the area where I needed to work with the Hertz Detroit airport representative was in a closed in space, making me less comfortable during COVID.
2.0 Mediocre23 Mar. 2020
They promised I didn't get charged, they didn't have my carThey still charged me and now my account is overdrawn
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec. 2019
Car wasn't properly cleaned
7.2 Good23 Jun. 2017
Great car, some staff not-so-greatCar was excellent -- clean and ready to go. Unnecessary stress at initial check-out, but returning the car was quick and easy.Initial check-out was bad. Credit card reader didn't work, and rather than try another one (that particular card reader wasn't working), I was told to call the third party I had pre-paid for the rental (Kayak) and tell them I'd have to use a different card. Finally, I went to a different clerk further down the counter who simply ran my card on her card reader and it was fine. The whole encounter added another 15 minutes of unnecessary stress. I had also noticed the customer in front of me having a similar problem with the same clerk.
10.0 Excellent11 May 2017
Great CarI was expecting a Corolla and was disappointed when it wasn't available. The rental agent thought I might like a Chevy Cruise and she was right! It was very comfortable and performed well around town and on the highways.
10.0 Excellent4 Apr. 2017
I appreciated the quick service once I arrived. In addition, the car was in excellent condition.Nothing - it was a great experience.
10.0 Excellent29 Mar. 2017
ExcellentI was able to choose a Camry which I love. Pick up and drop off were super fast.The car was not clean; especially the windows so I had to wash it myself.
10.0 Excellent28 Mar. 2017
low low costline at the counter/not enough registers open
10.0 Excellent27 Mar. 2017
Great car - Great prcie - Great service!The car was excellent and the price was even better!
6.4 Good24 Mar. 2017
very clean car, nice carWhen I picked up the car person was rude
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Rated no. 8
Avis
6.9 Good (57 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Avis
Locations in Detroit
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre25 Oct. 2021
We were overcharged and almost missed our flight because they took so long to correct the error.
5.9 Okay16 Aug. 2021
Staff was incredibly kind and patient but Avis corporate is failing their people. The line was out the door when I arrived from my flight because Avis has not employed enough people to work the desk. This location shares a facility with Avis's other labels (Payless and Budget). The layout for which line reached which label was unclear but the shuttle drivers were able to help direct confused customers. Once it was your turn to work with the staff, they were kind, helpful, and positive (despite being overworked themselves). The car was also not very clean. It was clear that someone had smoked in the car at some point recently (presumably an earlier customer). Hard to stomach paying the daily rate with this company, despite the great in-person staff.
3.6 Mediocre30 Aug. 2020
Drop off was easyWaited almost 2 hrs in line to get car.. only one person working behind the desk.. with no sense of urgency to move people along.. the mist unorganized ever experienced!
5.6 Okay25 Oct. 2019
Staff i detroit pickup was not very helpful, the man did not explain anything, and didnt know why I was getting charged 50 dollars over the original quote. I fueled up before returning and the person at the drop of said i did t need to since the gas was included in the deal.. sooooo i spend 40 bucks to fuel something i didnt have to. Going back to enterprise with my crewCommunication
10.0 Excellent30 Apr. 2019
Buses were easy to find, rental desk was fast, car was fine.
3.2 Mediocre29 Apr. 2019
2 hrs to pick up reserved vehicle Same as flight time
2.8 Mediocre8 Feb. 2019
NothingThe check in process took about 30 minutes. The car smelled like marijuana........it was so bad that my clothes smelled like it when I went to my meetings. I had a couple clients comment about it.......
10.0 Excellent24 Sep. 2018
So easy! Everyone was very friendly and fast. That was my best big city airport rental experience ever!
5.2 Okay8 May 2018
Disappointed in Avis quality controlThe Volvo V60 was an awesome car overall — really comfortable, responsive and got good gas mileage.Almost everything went wrong with this 3 day rental. I wasn’t on Avis Preferred yet that’s my tier listing. The car class we ordered (intermediate SUV) wasn’t available although the parking lot was PACKED with SUVs — we tried to take several others but “they weren’t in the computer” (in all fairness, our agent, Sara, was really great — it appeared to be a back office and operations staff problem). Since we had waited 45 minutes already, we swapped UP to the Volvo V60 - the car stank of cigarette smoke, it hadn’t been washed (why was it in the system if it hadn’t been cleaned?) and it had big scratches on three sides. We stopped at the exit gate and had the nice guy there fill out a damage report including the smoke. Then the low tire pressure guage went off — we filled up the tires and it still stayed on the whole weekend — stressful! We had guests who told us our car stank of smoke.... When we returned it, there was no one there to do a check in (on a Monday at 5pm) for 15 minutes... THen I had to show him my damage report — he wanted to take it — I told him “no way - this is MY copy and you have your own.” Guess he gave up and just charged me. Probably someone else is getting the car without a cleaning also... Detroit - get your act together!
8.0 Excellent3 Apr. 2018
It was easy to drop offWaiting for a bus in the cold was a little longer than I would have liked
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Rated no. 9
National
7.4 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
National
Locations in Detroit
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Sep. 2021
We were escorted to the lot, and we got to pick our vehicle in the category we rented. There was bottled water available, as well.
1.9 Horrible2 Aug. 2021
I was refused a rental car because the ID reader was not up to date and did not recognize my driver’s license. It is a basic enhanced real ID from MN. Very disappointed and frustrated. I also waited at least 20 minutes for the manager to come “verify” that they couldn’t rent me a car. They didn’t even try to help me find a solution. What a waste of time. Shout out to Enterprise for finding me a rental!
10.0 Excellent7 May 2017
No extra charge!I overslept after international travel and returned the car late...it felt so good not to be dinged for that!
10.0 Excellent15 Oct. 2016
Half the price of Hertz where I am a gold member.Great car, great price and great service.
2.0 Mediocre17 Aug. 2016
Your website had a picture of a convertible which is what we wanted. Of course there were none but the people from National said that this is a trick by Kyak to deceive their customers. We were really wanting that car and got screwed. Thanks for the LIE
4.4 Okay16 Jul. 2016
Pickup was terrible. Drop off was easyThe car was great and drop off was quick and easy.The pickup was terrible. Attendant in the lot just stared right through me as I asked a question 3 times and then yelled into his radio. Eventually I gave up and figured it out myself. He never acknowledged that I was even standing there. Then i walked all the way across the lot to the building and the clerk inside asked a bunch of questions about insurance even though I purchased it when I booked the car. I didn't know it was third party but he acted like it was no good. Then told me to go out by the fence to get a truck. The only vehicles by the fence were needing maintenance. Someone drove by and told me to go back in and have him call for one. So I did. Waited 15 more minutes and the lady from Alamo came to ask if I was waiting for a truck and that it had been parked on the other side.
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ACO Rent A Car
2 locations in Detroit
ACO Rent A Car
Locations in Detroit
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Easirent
2 locations in Detroit
Easirent
Locations in Detroit
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Detroit
Sunnycars
Locations in Detroit
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1217 travellers who hired a car in Detroit gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car hire locations in or near Detroit

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$48/day

Good deal

$44/day

When to book a car hire in Detroit

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Car hire excess insurance in Detroit

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Detroit car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Detroit.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Detroit car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Detroit

  • Experience the freedom and ultimate flexibility during your stay in Detroit and opt for a hire car upon your arrival. Public transport can be a hassle with delays, changing timetables, and expensive fares, so discover everything Detroit and the surrounding areas have to offer conveniently at your own place with a car.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport is situated just over 21 miles from the city center of Detroit, so with a hire car you will be at your next destination in under half an hour. Free shuttles pick travelers up from the terminals and bring them to the car hire center with companies offering vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The quickest way into Detroit is via the I-94 E.
  • Driving in Detroit can be a pleasant experience compared to many other US cities, as the streets are broad and usually well-lit. However, road conditions could be improved and potholes or cracks are not uncommon. Also be careful with lane changing, as in Detroit the left lane is not necessarily used by drivers to overtake, and they may even go slower than drivers in the right lane. Driving attentively and defensively will help getting around the city without any hassle or problems.
  • Michigan regularly has very cold winters with lots of snow, so when driving in Detroit during the cold season, make sure the hire car is equipped appropriately or ask for snow chains at a surcharge. During morning and evening rush hours (about 7-9 AM and 5-6 PM), traffic jams can occur, especially on the I-94, so, if possible, these times should be avoided to start a day trip. Always plan at least one hour in advance when driving during these times, and allow more time when going to the airport.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Detroit for $44 or less
  • Book your car hire in Detroit at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hires in Detroit are around -88% cheaper than other car types, on average

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