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Car rentals in Bayard: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to get around Bayard whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Bayard. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Bayard. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Bayard?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. You can:

  • Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
  • Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Bayard rental car.

What rental companies have retailers in Bayard?

From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

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

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Bayard. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classWhen you want to travel Bayard in styleMercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar
MinivanIf you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfy rideFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
Economy CarWhen saving money and good gas mileage are your top prioritiesToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Bayard?

Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Bayard is 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact fee is before you book your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Bayard?

Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Bayard. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel 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 of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelYou won't have to search for a gas station before you return your carYou usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We encourage a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle.

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

If you wish to see all that Bayard and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Bayard adventure. It's important to:

  • Walk around 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
  • 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Bayard rental car today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can align with your requirements and not break the bank.