Car rentals in Balsam Lake: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Balsam Lake whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Balsam Lake. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Balsam Lake. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Balsam Lake?
You're well on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Balsam Lake you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Balsam Lake?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Balsam Lake?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Balsam Lake. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Balsam Lake||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their bags||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Balsam Lake?
Typically, to rent a car in Balsam Lake you must be at least 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 read over the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Balsam Lake?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Balsam Lake. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for 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 car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Balsam Lake. You can drive wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Review your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Balsam Lake adventure. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Balsam Lake car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your requirements and not break the bank.