Car rentals in Alexandria: All you need to know
An Alexandria car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of South Dakota has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Alexandria. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Alexandria?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Alexandria?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Alexandria?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Dakota metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Alexandria||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy ride||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Alexandria?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Alexandria is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Alexandria?
When driving around Alexandria or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Alexandria.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Alexandria?
If you plan to explore all that Alexandria and maybe even the rest of South Dakota offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Alexandria. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Alexandria adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Alexandria rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Alexandria has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Alexandria.