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Car rentals in Detroit Lakes: All you need to know

A Detroit Lakes car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Detroit Lakes. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where can I get a bargain rental car in Detroit Lakes?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Detroit Lakes has to offer. You can also:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Don't get more car than you need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Detroit Lakes.

What rental companies have agencies in Detroit Lakes?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Detroit Lakes?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Detroit Lakes. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classBusiness travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Detroit LakesInfiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar
MinivanIf you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfy rideFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
Economy CarGreat for driving around big citiesFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Detroit Lakes?

Normally, to rent a car in Detroit Lakes you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you book your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Detroit Lakes?

Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can just include it at checkout.

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 have to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Detroit Lakes?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.

Before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Detroit Lakes trip, go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 city

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