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Car rentals in Buffalo Prairie: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to get around Buffalo Prairie whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Buffalo Prairie. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Buffalo Prairie. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Buffalo Prairie?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Buffalo Prairie. You can also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly 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 Buffalo Prairie?

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

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Buffalo Prairie?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Buffalo Prairie. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little off-road excitementFord Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar
Full SizeGroups with luggage and a need for spaceHyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar
Compact CarWhen saving money is a top priorityFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

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

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Buffalo Prairie is 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go over the terms to determine what the exact price is before you book your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Buffalo Prairie?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Buffalo Prairie.

What are the 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 your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou 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 fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationYou usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving

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. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Buffalo Prairie.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Buffalo Prairie. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to see if there are mileage limitations.

Tips before you leave the lot

Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Buffalo Prairie adventure. It's important to:

  • Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Buffalo Prairie 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 vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.