Car Rental

Rental Department

Whether you are looking for a 15 passenger van to take out the group, a Taurus to drive around town in, or an F-250 to take home that furniture you just bought, we have the right vehicle for you. New models, guaranteed reservation, and friendly staff.

Charles Gabus Ford is committed to not only being one of the best Ford dealerships in Des Moines, Iowa, but to being one of the premier dealerships in the entire nation. Of the many outstanding auto dealerships in the Central Iowa market, Charles Gabus Ford is the Des Moines auto dealer that car buyers can always count on for exceptional deals on quality new and pre-owned vehicles. Our prices are always competitive, our fleet is always among the most selective, and our customer service is second to none.

Available Rental Vehicles






Cargo Van


12 Passenger,
& 15 Passenger Vans

Renter Qualifications


  • Renter must provide physical driver's license to employee
  • Faxed, phoned in, electronic copies or photo copies are not accepted
  • Learner's permits and restricted licenses are not accepted
  • Renter must provide two forms of contact: Two phone numbers or one phone number and an email address
  • Renter must provide a physical current mailing address, PO Boxes are not sufficient
  • Renter must provide proof of full coverage auto insurance
  • International driver's licenses must be accompanied by a passport or original home country driver's license
  • Credit or debit card must be in renter's name. Cash is not accepted
  • Rental contract must be signed in appropriate areas by renter as it is a legal document
  • Renter must be 25 or older




  • License and credit card must be in renter's name
  • Appropriate authorization required, estimated cost of rental + $100 authorization for out of state travel


  • Deposit amount
  • Debit card/pre-paid card - estimated cost of rental + $200 deposit
  • Must provide one of the two forms of home address verification
  • Utility bill from the last 30 days, in renter's name, with current address, with no overdue balance or shut off/disconnect notice
  • Paycheck stub from the last 30 days, in renter's name, with current address
  • Social security or disability is acceptable in renter's name with current address and current month
  • Must provide one emergency contact as a reference
  • May rent up to and including fullsize car, intermediate SUV, mini-van and cargo van
  • Must have Iowa driver's license


  • CLAIM NUMBER: $25 deposit
  • NO CLAIM NUMBER: Follow normal qualifications


  • One additional driver is included in cost, other additional drivers may be added with a fee of $10/day
  • Additional drivers must be 25 or older


  • Renter must have credit card
  • Full coverage insurance must be called in and verified by employee
  • Not permitted for under 12th grade school related functions


  • Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed


Charles Gabus Ford Inc.

4545 Merle Hay Road
Directions Des Moines, IA 50310

  • Sales: 515-270-0707
  • Service: 515-270-0707
  • Parts: 515-270-0707
  • Rental: 515-270-5522