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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Cedar Falls

  • Car rentals in Cedar Falls, IA, can offer several advantages that enhance your travel experience and give you more flexibility in exploring the area. Firstly, it allows you to move around on your own schedule. You don't need to rely on public transportation or wait for rideshare services. Secondly, Cedar Falls and its surrounding areas have numerous attractions, parks, and sights to see. With a rental car, you can easily explore popular and off-the-beaten-path destinations, such as Hartman Reserve Nature Center and Sled Run Hill.
  • Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO) is the closest airport to Cedar Falls, IA, about 6 miles away. The property hosts various car rentals in Cedar Falls, making it convenient to pick up your vehicle as soon as you land. Major brands operating their desks at this facility include Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, and Budget. The car rental counters are within the terminal, with a short walk to the car lot. Booking in advance might be helpful to avoid a last-minute hassle.
  • While driving car rentals in Cedar Falls, IA is generally straightforward and safe; drivers might encounter a few challenges. The city is a pedestrian and bike-friendly community, so you'll meet pedestrians and cyclists on the road. Be cautious and give them the right of way as needed. Watch for designated bike lanes and shared pathways. Also, the city has a rail line running through it, and there are several railroad crossings in the area. Exercise caution when approaching railroad crossings, obey warning signals, and never attempt to cross when lights are flashing or gates are down.
  • Cedar Falls, IA, experiences traffic jams in the mornings (7:00 am to 9:00 am) and evenings (4:30 pm to 6:30 pm) when people commute to and from work. The streets known for heavy congestion and which you should consider skirting around include University Avenue, Main Street, and Highways 58 and 27. In addition, the region experiences harsh winters with snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. During winter, roads can become slippery, and visibility can be reduced. Having winter tires is recommended.
  • Book your car hire in Cedar Falls at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Cedar Falls

  • How much is the price of fuel in Cedar Falls?

    The average price of fuel in Cedar Falls is R73,53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R882 and R1 176, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Cedar Falls?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cedar Falls.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Cedar Falls?

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

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Cedar Falls?

    A Special car hire in Cedar Falls costs R948 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for car rental in Cedar Falls, IA?

    Popular car rentals in Cedar Falls, IA, include compact cars, midsize sedans, and SUVs. Compact cars are great for solo travelers or couples, while midsize sedans offer more space for small families. SUVs are versatile and can accommodate larger groups and luggage. If you're visiting during the winter, consider an SUV or a car with all-wheel drive for better handling in snowy conditions.

  • What’s the speed limit in Cedar Falls, IA?

    Before hitting the road with Cedar Falls car rentals, remember that speed limits vary depending on the road and your driving location. For instance, you must not exceed 25 mph in residential areas, but you can reach 30-35 mph on urban roads. Main roads and highways outside residential areas generally have higher speed limits, ranging from 45 to 55 mph. Always obey posted speed limit signs, drive at a safe speed for the conditions, and be aware of any changes in speed limits as you travel through different areas of Cedar Falls.

  • Where are the best places to park car rentals in Cedar Falls, IA?

    Cedar Falls, IA, is not a major urban area, so parking options are generally more plentiful and less congested than in larger cities. If you're staying at a hotel in Cedar Falls, they typically offer parking facilities for guests. This can be a convenient option, especially if you plan to explore the area around your accommodation. Moreover, the downtown area of Cedar Falls might have public parking lots or garages where you can park your rental car while you explore local shops, restaurants, and attractions. Hourly parking fees in municipal lots, downtown areas, or public parking facilities might range from $1 to $2 per hour.

Cedar Falls car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8,8

Very Good

21 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Cedar Falls

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Locations in Cedar Falls

2790 Livingston Lane

+1 319 287 5189

Monday09:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday11:00 - 17:00
Friday14:00 - 17:3009:00 - 13:00
Sunday13:00 - 22:00

3801 West Ridgeway Avenue

+1 319 277 3552

Opening times not available

4807 University Ave

+1 319 277 3552

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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7,2 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Did a good job and helpful

Cons:

Price to high

10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Easy pickup.

Cons:

There weren’t great signs indicating where to park the car for drop off.

5,2 Fair

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Once someone came to the desk, the pickup and dropoff was quick and painless. The size of the car was as promised in my booking online, the price was cheaper than other locations close to Cedar Falls, and the car was pretty clean on the interior.

Cons:

The front seats of my Hyundai Sonata were extremely uncomfortable and I drove the vehicle for 24+ hours... the bar under the driver and passenger seat made me and my passenger's tailbone extremely sore and my friend even said she could feel the bruise days later after the trip. Also, the trunk reeked of vinegar and was still wet so the thick cardboard box I had in the back with various grocery/pantry items soaked through and when I picked it up all of the items fell through the bottom. I had to remove the outer box of the cereal and other items and place into grocery sacks. Luckily, my pillow was on top of my luggage and only the outside of my luggage bag was damp.

9,2 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The associate who helped us was very friendly and knowledgeable. She was a great help!

Cons:

The vehicle we had was a Jeep Compass and it was not very comfortable.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no one there when I arrived to pick the car up. Had to rent from another rental agency.

9,6 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely everything, including the amazing service that the girl who attended us gave.Absolutely amazing.

1 out of 3

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Cedar Falls

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Locations in Cedar Falls

Waterloo Municipal Airport

Opening times not available

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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2 locations in Cedar Falls

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106 W Anson St

+1 515 233 5200

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1326 La Porte Road

+1 319 235 1400

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and nicer than I had requested. Changes to reservation went smooth. No hidden fees. Excellent.

Cons:

I could not have asked for more.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

This was my first experience with Enterprise I was very satisfied Duke was very friendly and helpful I will definitely be back and tell my friends about you guys

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff

Cons:

None

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful during a stressful time!!! Thank you!

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff members were more than helpful, courteous and accommodating! They made the rental experience super easy and pleasant from pick up to drop off .. and even a thank you phone call to me after I had left the state!

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car we rented was available in 30 minutes. We were given option of waiting or taking an upgraded vehicle. Staff was friendly. Nice hand off on car, showing all features and how to use them.

1 out of 5

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Cedar Falls

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2790 Livingston Lane

+1 319 233 0569

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car ran very smooth for 9 hours to Oklahoma. Value for the money was pretty good.

6,0 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The Car

Cons:

No water in the recipient of the vehicle

5,6 Fair

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We expected a Ford Escape but received a Nissan Murano. Very nice vehicle for our trip.

Cons:

The previous renter smoked in the car even tho they have a non-smoking policy. The car was not detailed and had gunk in the cup holders, etc. The insurance was horrid - $30 extra per day. We paid a few dollars more than what Kayak said, but the insurance was a joke. I'll never rent from Avis again ever.

7,2 Good

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, good mileage

Cons:

over $200.00 for a one day rental. Mediocre stereo

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Avis service at the Waterloo Airport was excellent. I recommend it. thanks

2,0 Poor

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Kayak/Avis let me book a rental car online but they didn’t have any in stock. Flew to the airport and was stranded there. Not happy

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Cedar Falls

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Locations in Cedar Falls

2790 Livingston Lane

+1 319 287 8026

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful and the drop-off very friendly

4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Lady at drop off was really nice and a pleasure to work with in West Allis

Cons:

Payed for impala got a Cruze. Extremely low tire pressure. Had to take time to properly inflate. Dangerously low tire pressure. Car was not pulled up or ready. Enterprise next time!

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pick up and drep off.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great!!!!

4,8 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car itself was fine, even though it was clear that someone had smoked in it at some point.

Cons:

I should have looked at the paperwork more carefully, to be sure, but the tank was only 3/4 full when we got the car and the rental agreement said that it was full, so I had to fill the tank. This was an irritating waste of money, as I'd barely used two gallons of fuel.

6,4 Okay

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The was a fairly quick pick-up at the airport with no major complications, though the customer service agent was a little curt. The car worked as promised, though I did think it would have cruise control and it did not.

Cons:

This car was very stinky, clearly one that a lot of cigarettes had been smoked in. After driving for an hour to my destination, then three hours to another, my clothes and luggage already reeked and I was getting a headache. Budget should notify regarding which cars are smoking vs. non-smoking and make that a selectable option for customers.

1 out of 5

AutoEurope

No score available yet

One location in Cedar Falls

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Waterloo Airport

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Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in Cedar Falls

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Locations in Cedar Falls

1501, S Grand Ave

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

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63 travellers who hired a car in Cedar Falls gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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