Car rentals in Clear Lake: All you need to know
A Clear Lake car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Minnesota has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Clear Lake. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Clear Lake?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Clear Lake.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Clear Lake?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Clear Lake?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Clear Lake. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Clear Lake||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Clear Lake together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Clear Lake?
Usually, to rent a car in Clear Lake you must be at least 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 read the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Clear Lake?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Clear Lake.
What is the fuel policy for Clear Lake rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the 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||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas 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 collect the car|
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?
If you wish to check out all that Clear Lake and maybe even the rest of Minnesota 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 truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Clear Lake adventure, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Clear Lake rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand set of wheels that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Clear Lake car rental when you book with us. See you out here.