Car rentals in Deadwood: All you need to know
A Deadwood 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 South Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Deadwood. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Deadwood?
You are well on your way to getting the best price on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, you can do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are 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 Deadwood.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Deadwood?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Deadwood?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Deadwood. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Deadwood||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups that need room for all their bags||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Deadwood?
Typically, to rent a car in Deadwood you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact rate is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Deadwood?
When cruising through Deadwood or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open 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 get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car companies provide you a full to full tank policy. We encourage bringing your car back topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the vehicle.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Deadwood and maybe even the rest of South Dakota offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Deadwood. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Deadwood car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can count on a wonderful car that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Deadwood rental car. See you out here.