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Detroit is a major city in Michigan which continues to shape American and world culture. The car assembly line, the Motown sound, rock music and modern techno all have their roots in Detroit. Renovated historic buildings, modern development and attractions plus renowned theatres and museums provide a multitude of things to do and see during Detroit holidays. Cheap Detroit car hire and plentiful Detroit hotels make holidays here affordable.

Hiring A Car In Detroit

The city spreads over a large area, but with cheap car hire Detroit is easily navigated. An extensive freeway system and plentiful parking makes this one of the most car-friendly cities in North America. In Detroit car hire is very affordable and this makes driving to Windsor, just across the border in Canada possible.

Places To Visit In Detroit

Renaissance Centre, on the Detroit International Riverfront, consists of seven interconnected skyscrapers. Here, the Fisher Building and the Guardian Building are fine examples of Art Deco architecture whilst the Wayne County Building is America's finest surviving Roman Baroque building. Corktown, Greektown and Mexicantown, are among the city's historic neighbourhoods and a great place to get some culture, or head to the world's largest permanent exhibit of African American culture, which can be found in the Charles H Wright Museum. The Detroit Institute of Arts houses an impressive and valuable art collection and Hitsville USA, Motown Record's first headquarters, houses a museum.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Detroit, and any additional charges.

Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Detroit. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Detroit!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.