Evanston car hire

Evanston car hire

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Evanston, IL, United States
4 Oct — 11 Oct
Same drop-off
Evanston, IL, United States
Mon 4/10
Mon 11/10
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Pick-up locationEvanston
Hire locations5

Evanston car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Evanston
Locations in Evanston
  • 7.8
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre26 Aug 2019
I will never use Hertz again! The car died and the "emergency" assistance was the worst I've ever experience; being on hold for 40 minutes at a time, impossible to talk to an actual person--then taking SIX hours to get a replacement while my children and I were left on the side of a busy highway!!!
10.0 Excellent30 Apr 2019
Had to call to get e-receipt. Pretty sure I provided an email on pickup... not sure what happened.
7.6 Good28 Jan 2017
efficient serviceQuick service
Rated no. 2
7.7 Good (24 reviews)
4 locations in Evanston
Locations in Evanston
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre29 May 2021
The scheduled pick up time was for after this location was already closed. We showed up and no one was there. Very disappointing! We had to change our plans and come back the next day. The staff was not apologetic at all and said oh yeah we tried to call you. I guess they don’t know how to use a phone because I never got a phone call. Very unprofessional and super inconvenient. Made my husband late for work. Also when we pick the car up the following morning they tried to give my husband a smaller cheaper car than what we had originally paid for no offer for an upgrade or anything better because of the inconvenience. Overall very poor experience.Pretty much everything.
10.0 Excellent24 May 2021
Everything was great. I was very happy 😃 !
8.0 Excellent1 Feb 2021
9.6 Excellent6 Nov 2019
The young woman working at the counter was fantastic! Quick, smart, polite, just all around amazing experience for the 4 minutes we spoke. Oh I forgot to mention, she was efficient!It can always be cheaper :-)!
10.0 Excellent1 Sep 2019
Friendly,competent and quick.
2.0 Mediocre15 May 2019
If we actually got out rental. Our pick up was at 2pm and the place was closed when we got there
10.0 Excellent30 Jan 2017
These guys were sharpGreat experienceN/a
8.0 Excellent30 Dec 2016
Great Service, awful carCustomer service was excellentJeep Compass is the worse car I have ever driven. I think the car was defective, because there is no way something like this vehicle should be allowed on the road if I was driving a vehicle without a defect.
5.2 Okay29 Dec 2016
Syringe Needles in CarFound used syringe needles in the car. When I dropped it off, they were appropriately mortified, but wouldn't offer any discount. I'm still waiting for a call back from customer service.
6.8 Good22 Nov 2016
Great location, easy access from the CTA yellow line. Fast, great customer service.There was trash under the car seats. The car was not in top shape--the knob to adjust the mirrors didn't work, and the car made loud intermittent noises on the interstate.
Rated no. 3
7.7 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Evanston
Locations in Evanston
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 Jul 2020
Yes the fastnessNothing
9.6 Excellent24 Apr 2018
Very professional experience overallEveryone is efficient. Get in get out quickly. Return was quick also.None
6.8 Good11 Jun 2017
Mixed FeelingsI enjoyed that rental was easy, cheap, and quick. I was in and out both times very fast.I didn't like the fact that the men inside who were helping me just stood around and talked nastily about me while my wife was outside struggling with bags. I was doing the final inspection of the car and we were moving our things inside the waiting room to get out of the way, but rather than helping my wife with the bags, the two men working just watched as the wind blew up her dress from inside the storefront. Not cool, not cool at all. Also not only did they badmouth me for "not filling the gas tank" which it was full. They also gave me grief about arriving at 245, when very clearly my check out time was 3. If anything I did then a favor.
5.2 Okay9 Jun 2017
Food and dental scraps in car
2.0 Mediocre8 Jun 2017
No carThey did not have a car for me. Apparently their customers extended the rental so they did not have a car for me
2.0 Mediocre2 May 2017
Despite having made a reservation weeks in advance, this location didn't have any cars. I was forced to find another rental agency in the city.
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Rated no. 4
5.9 Okay (6 reviews)
3 locations in Evanston
Locations in Evanston
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  • 6
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2021
Staff was friendly, but there were no carsIf there had been a car available for me, or if I had received any sort of communication letting me know that there was no car available for me in spite of having a reservation
2.0 Mediocre25 Aug 2020
The staff was not friendly AT ALL! I will never go there again. The car smelled like smoke and alcohol (they had a sign cars would be smoke free..). One of the staff was rude the entire time and the car was dirty and with a broken transponder. I will DISSUADE people from ever doing business with AVIS at this location. Overall HORRIBLE !DO NOT RENT CARS AT THIS LOCATION! ! ! The car smelled like smoke and alcohol badly and we found the car extremely dirty with cookies and fries under the seats (all of this during Covid times...). They gave a car with maintenance issues and a broken transponder. Called the rep from the facility and mentioned I would have to clean car myself while I had to pay for all my toll roads. HORRIBLE! Please DO NOT rent cars from this branch!!!
9.6 Excellent12 Aug 2018
The Avis rental on Chicago in Evanston is my favorite place to rent cars. Friendly, uncomplicated, and I will be back!
2.0 Mediocre21 Feb 2017
They did not had the car that I booked.NothingThey did not had the car that I booked from Kayak. I had to go to some other place to rent the car. It had wasted a lot of time and money.
59 travellers who hired a car in Evanston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Car hire excess insurance in Evanston

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 Evanston 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 Evanston.


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 Evanston car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Evanston

  • Book your car hire in Evanston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Evanston are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Evanston

  • The average price of fuel in Evanston is £2.60 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £31 and £42, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Evanston.

  • Car hire companies onsite at O'Hare Intl airport include Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Sixt, Advance Car And Truck Rental, Europcar and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Midway airport include Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from O'Hare Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Midway airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Greater Rockford airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Avis, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Standard car hire in Evanston costs £19 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Evanston costs £19 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Evanston costs £19 per day, on average.