Car rentals in Bismarck: All you need to know
A Bismarck car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Missouri has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Bismarck. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Bismarck?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Bismarck. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Bismarck.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Bismarck?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bismarck?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Missouri town means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Missouri back-country||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Bismarck?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Bismarck is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Bismarck?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the 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 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. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Bismarck?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot on your Bismarck adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and make sure there is no 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 Bismarck 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 car rental that can suit your requirements and not break your wallet.