Car rentals in Backus: All you need to know
A Backus car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Backus. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Backus?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Backus rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Backus?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 Backus?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Minnesota city means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Minnesota back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Backus?
Generally, to rent a car in Backus 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 added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Backus require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Backus or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Backus.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. 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 pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Backus. You can drive wherever you like and not incur additional charges. Read over your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Backus trip, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over 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
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 Backus car rental today
Know that you can count on a perfect set of wheels that will leave you with cash to spare when you reserve your Backus rental car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Backus rental car when you book with us. We'll see you around town.