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Rockford, IL, United States
8 Jul — 15 Jul
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Rockford, IL, United States
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Pick-up locationRockford
Rental locations13
Airport locations8

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Rockford car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5.1

Best rated

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

5.1

2 locations in Rockford

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#2 Airport Circle

+1 815 963 5318

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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7549 Walton Street

+1 815 391 6238

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and accommodating, fast and easy pick up.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They were very quick at pickup so I didn't have to spend too much time waiting for a car.

Cons:

Hidden fees. My pickup and drop off times were 5pm. The store charged me for an extra hour when I arrived at 4:35pm. I returned the car in- store a few minutes before 5pm but I was charged an hour late fee even though the store closes at 5?

8.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Kind of car

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

After picking up the vehicle I found that it was not thoroughly cleaned which means it probably was not sanitized. There was food in the back floorboard, change in the cup holder, and other people's masks under the seats

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

No staff was rude. Car was filthy. Place was closed an hour earlier than it was so suppose to.

4.0 Okay

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We had a confirmation to pick up at 12:00. We got there at 12:02, the facility was closed. We went back the next day to pick it up, the employee said maybe 2 words to my husband.

1 out of 11

Budget

7.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.5

2 locations in Rockford

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2 Airport Circle

+1 815 962 9415

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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7396 N Cherryvale Mall Dr

+1 815 332 9820

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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6.0 Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Typical rentals car place

Cons:

They ran my credit; all to tell me I couldn’t get the car. I’ve rented in several cities and rarely ever need a credit check to rent a car. Never again

2.0 Mediocre

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They called me the next morning and told me they did not have a rental for me. So maybe check your inventory before letting someone book a vehicle.

3.2 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Reserved a premium sUV (Suburban) as traveling with 4 adults and 3 children in car seats. Was given a full size suv (Tahoe) even though the same agent called 3 days to confirm asking if I needed a suburban premium suv. At gate when I tried to add my dad as a driver agent said he’d waive charge. Then handed me keys and said the Tahoe was all ready. When I said I didn’t want a Tahoe as my strolled doesn’t fit in back with our 7 passengers and luggage he said that was all available at site. Offered a second vehicle to rent which we didn’t want as I already paid for and reserved a suburban. I had to call national customer service who’s only solution was for ME to drive 1hr+ away to exchange car! Then offered to refund only $50 for mishap. I had paid $66 more for premium rental so demanded at least that back. I won’t be renting from Budget again if they cannot provide rentals they advertise as available.

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I made reservations weeks in advance. Was called an hour before I was to pick up the car and was told there wasn't one available.

8.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very kind customer service person. Upgrade without charge! :)

Cons:

It was not really clean

5.2 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

new car and nice bluish color; easy to pick up car and drop off car (except NO drop off sign that says Budget-I had to park and walk in to ask where to park the car). I'm not happy to spend $100 a day to rent car but it was the cheapest price available so happy about that.

Cons:

ALL DIRTY WINDOWS, inside perfume smell was annoying, drop off guy had lack of communication and charged wrong credit card becuz he didn't ask me-he assumed I wanted same card charged. I expected he would ask for my charge card and my signature. He credited my account and took a different card but I did not want a charge and a credit on that card. Then the words he used seemed he was blaming ME. He was Not very apologetic at all. Plus he was RUDE to the people behind us when we left the counter.

1 out of 4

Enterprise

6.9

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.7

3 locations in Rockford

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2 Airport Cir

+1 844 934 1088

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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221 N Alpine Rd

+1 779 208 3919

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5643 E State St Ste 1

+1 779 208 3919

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
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8.0 Excellent

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The prices are ridiculous due to the extreme deposit for the vehicle.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They cancelled my reservation!! They said they are over booked and have no cars available

4.0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Decent vehicle

Cons:

Vehicle was dirty inside.

8.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop off parking lot was not well marked for specific rental company. The lot was exposed to bad weather and was icy when I arrived. The walk to the main entrance was challenging.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off were both quick and easy

Cons:

Car squeeked when ac/heat was on. Slight annoyance, no impact on the car though

7.6 Good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off. Good car choice.

Cons:

Cleanliness of the car wasn't very good. Long pick up process.

1 out of 5

Avis

2.8

Mediocre

7 reviews

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

3.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Rockford

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2 Airport Circle

+1 815 962 8447

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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7396 N Cherryvale Mall Dr

+1 815 332 3406

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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3.6 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Rockford airport Avis personnel don’t care about customers. Allegiant airlines moved my flight to come in at 8pm. Avis employees would not stay or come in so I could pick up a rental car. Unacceptable and unprofessional. Avis doesn’t care !!!!!

Cons:

Had an employee stay allowing Me to rent / pick up a car.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy process; great car

4.8 Okay

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price

Cons:

The left turn signal did not work, I think it was a bad bulb. Every time we made a left the turn signal sound would be very rapid.

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly, courteous service

2.0 Mediocre

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Worst experience I've ever had with a national company. First, the scheduled pickup time was the same as their closing time, but no mention of counter hours in any correspondence. Was it supposed to be "Pick up your car in 3...2...1... sorry, we're closed." Second, the car had a steering/suspension/tire issue and felt unsafe. When I called, they expected us to drive >100 miles each way if we wanted to exchange. We took our chances and got lucky. Third, we paid for SiriusXM. The counter clerk (who couldn't find his head with both hands) couldn't figure out how to activate it, and said that he didn't think that car has it. "SiriusXM" is the largest printing on the stereo and clearly visible from outside the car. At least I THINK we paid for it because... Fourth, when I tried to download the itemized invoice, I kept getting an error message that the page is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Three different browsers, (none of which was IE) had the same error. I guess it's only compatible with Netscape Navigator or Blackberry? There was a charge for "Taxable Products/Services*:" that was about ¼ the cost of the rental. I'm guessing that's the SiriusXM service that we never got, but who knows. When we arrived at the counter the day after the scheduled pickup day, the clerk said that there were no cars available. What happened to the one that we had reserved? He said that each day is a new day, and it's like food at a restaurant. So I guess that means that the wait staff brings them home for their families or something. The car he eventually found probably hadn't been completely checked in or someone would have noticed the issues. Again, worst experience with any national company.

3.6 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Rockford airport Avis personnel don’t care about customers. Allegiant airlines moved my flight to come in at 8pm. Avis employees would not stay or come in so I could pick up a rental car. Unacceptable and unprofessional. Avis doesn’t care !!!!!

Cons:

Had an employee stay allowing Me to rent / pick up a car.

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy process; great car

4.8 Okay

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price

Cons:

The left turn signal did not work, I think it was a bad bulb. Every time we made a left the turn signal sound would be very rapid.

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly, courteous service

1 out of 2

Alamo

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Rockford

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2 Airport Cir

+1 844 370 8287

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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4.0 Okay

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The stag at the desk was extremely helpful and the work space was clean and tidy.

Cons:

You need to accept Debit Cards for payment. Being financially responsible and not putting things on Credit should not hinder a person from renting a car. They wouldn’t allow me to use a family members card either because it wasn’t mine or my husbands. I won’t be using Alamo until this is resolved.

6.0 Good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Employees on both ends were great period friendly and informative. Car was clean

Cons:

Car was not ready. Windshield was chipped, brakes were grabby

2.0 Mediocre

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

they did NOT have the car! what's the point of a reservation!

7.6 Good

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They overbooked and instead of the car I reserved, I had to drive three kids and all our luggage out of state in a truck. They did comp our gas and give us a discount which was nice of them and I was thankful for the 4 wheel drive once it snowed. I think better inventory checking is needed though.

2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Counter closes at 2pm on Weekends. There is no way for after hours pick up to happen.

10.0 Excellent

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I had to wait in line for awhile to get my rental car. I really did not think my wait was unacceptable as I could see the service rep was just very busy helping others ahead of me in line. Anyway, she gave me an upgrade in my vehicle due to the time I had to wait. Very considerate, will make me choose Alamo again in the future.

1 out of 2

National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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2 Airport Cir

+1 844 370 8286

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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9.6 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was dirty. The Clerk did apologize saying due to the frigid conditions they did not was the vehicle because the doors may freeze shut.

9.6 Excellent

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was dirty. The Clerk did apologize saying due to the frigid conditions they did not was the vehicle because the doors may freeze shut.

1 out of 1

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Chicago/Rockford International Airport

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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107 travellers who rented a car in Rockford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

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Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a rental car in Rockford

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Top tips for hiring a car in Rockford

  • Rockford has several attractions for visitors, many of which are only accessible via car, such as the Rock Cut State Park. If you’re visiting the park with a rental car, you’re guaranteed ample cargo space for gear, as well as a place to lock up valuables while you explore the area. Another great advantage to having a car rental in Rockford is that you can take day trips to other major nearby cities, including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is less than a 2h drive to the northeast, and Chicago, which is also less than a 2h drive, but to the southeast.
  • There are a number of locations from which you can pick up your Rockford car rental, including Hertz on Walton St. and Budget on Hanson Ave. However, you’re most likely to pick up your rental at the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD). At the airport, there are rental desks for several brand-name companies, including National, Alamo and Avis. To locate the desks in the main terminal, just head to the left as you are exiting the building toward the main terminal parking lot—here, you can check in and receive directions to your vehicle. There are also rental car desks in a separate location to the east of the main terminal, so keep an eye out for airport signage directing you toward the desk for the specific company from which you’ve booked a car.
  • Like many larger cities in the U.S., you will find that you are sharing roadways with other types of vehicles, including motorcyclists and bicyclists—especially during the summer months. While driving here, you’ll want to be aware of your vehicle’s blind spots and keep your eyes open for these types of commuters. While driving downtown and close to the Rock River, you’ll also want to keep vigilant of pedestrians, since there are several bars and restaurants in this area and people may be crossing the roads at both marked and unmarked locations.
  • While in Rockford, if you have a flexible schedule, you’ll want to avoid rush hour traffic times, which are typically before and after the workday. You can expect traffic to increase in the morning between roughly 6:30am and 8:30am, then again between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • Book your rental car in Rockford at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Rockford are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

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