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Car rentals in Clear Lake: All you need to know

A Clear Lake car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of South Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Clear Lake. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Clear Lake?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Clear Lake. You should also:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
  • Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Clear Lake rental car.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Clear Lake?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Clear Lake?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Clear Lake. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Clear Lake?

Usually, to rent a car in Clear Lake you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find what the total will be before you rent your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Clear Lake?

When driving in Clear Lake or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Clear Lake.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing your car back filled up. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you return the car.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Clear Lake trip, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:

  • Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Clear Lake car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Clear Lake has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Clear Lake.