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Car rentals in Badger: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to take you around Badger whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Badger. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Badger. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

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

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Badger you can do a few things. Make sure to:

  • Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
  • Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Badger.

What rental companies have retailers in Badger?

From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Badger?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa town means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVGroups or Families looking for adventure in the Iowa back-countryBMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar
Full SizePlanning a big trip with a large group of friends or family membersInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallonHonda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Badger?

Normally, to rent a car in Badger you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find what the exact rate will be before you book your car.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Badger?

Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Badger. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your carYou might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy do you recommend?

At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you should return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Badger?

If you plan to see all that Badger and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Badger adventure. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Badger car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Badger has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Badger.