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Michigan Guide


Michigan is famous for its attractions, landmarks and scenery and self-drive is the best way to travel around this Midwest state. It is filled with beaches, lakes, ports and forests as well as bustling cities and rustic towns. The historic capital, Lansing, houses some of the country’s most distinguished universities and is packed with attractions. Detroit, the largest city, is best known for its automotive plants, vibrant nightlife and cultural diversity.

Hiring a Vehicle

Reputable suppliers such as Budget, Avis and National offer car rental in Michigan. Offices can be found in all main cities throughout the state including Lansing, Detroit and Grand Rapids as well as at Capital Regional Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. To get the best rates possible compare car hire choices before arriving.

Transport Options

Capital Regional Airport serves Lansing and is fairly small, receiving predominately domestic flights. The air hub of Michigan is the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which has flights coming in from Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean as well as a wider selection of domestic flights. Amtrak trains that leave Chicago stop in cities throughout the state, and ferries come in from Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada. The I-75 is the fastest route heading north and south, while the I-96 and I-94 run east and west.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Michigan

Be careful when driving in the big cities, as locals can drive quite aggressively. Driving here is on the right, as the rest of the country, and is the most convenient way to tour around the state. All interstates have a maximum speed limit of 70mph and a minimum of 55mph and both are clearly posted.

Not to be Missed!

Detroit is the main port of entry for most visitors, and from here it is very simple to see the rest of the state by using car hire in Michigan. Head to the Upper Peninsula to surround yourself with stunning scenery or spend time lying about at the popular beaches in Holland. Ann Arbor has a fantastic arts scene and is home to the prestigious University of Michigan, while golfers should not miss Arcadia.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Weather is different in Michigan&rsquos Upper and Lower Peninsulas, as the latter has more severe winters and cooler, shorter summers. In the rest of the state visitors can expect the winter month of January to get as cold as -10°C, while in July the temperature can rise to 28°C. April and May experience severe thunderstorms and are best avoided.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).