Car rentals in Balaton: All you need to know
A Balaton car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Minnesota has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Balaton. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Balaton?
We always try to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to 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 book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Balaton.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Balaton?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Balaton?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Balaton. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Balaton?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Balaton is 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to find what any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Balaton require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter 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 pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car 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?
If you want to see all that Balaton and maybe even the rest of Minnesota offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Balaton. Review the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and make sure there is no damage 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Balaton rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Balaton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Balaton.