Car rentals in Big Sky: All you need to know
A Big Sky car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Montana has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Big Sky. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Big Sky?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Big Sky.
What rental companies have agencies in Big Sky?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Big Sky?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Montana city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Big Sky||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Big Sky?
Generally, to rent a car in Big Sky you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to find what the total is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Big Sky?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Big Sky rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half 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 fees if you don't refill 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. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You should receive your vehicle with a full tank, and you should return it filled up. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before you bring your car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Big Sky?
If you want to explore all that Big Sky and maybe even the rest of Montana offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Big Sky. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Big Sky adventure, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 Big Sky car rental 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 vehicle that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.