Car rentals in Dodge City: All you need to know
A Dodge City 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 the rest of Kansas has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Dodge City. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Dodge City?
We always try to get you the best rate. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Dodge City.
What rental companies have agencies in Dodge City?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Dodge City?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Kansas town means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Kansas back-country||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for maneuvering in congested cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Dodge City?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Dodge City is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to find what the total will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Dodge City?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply 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 fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You 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 bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental topped off. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Dodge City?
If you wish to check out all that Dodge City and maybe even the rest of Kansas offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Dodge City trip, check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Dodge City 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your needs and not break your wallet.