Car rentals in Duke: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Duke whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Duke. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Duke. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Duke?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the cheapest rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Duke. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Duke?
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. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Duke?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Missouri town means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Duke?
Generally, to rent a car in Duke you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to discover what the exact fee will be before you book your car.
Does Duke require rental car insurance?
When driving in Duke or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Duke.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have 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 pay 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 the tank empty. Ask the supplier 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 bring back the car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Duke. You can drive wherever you like and not incur additional charges. Make sure to read your policy to see if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Duke trip, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Duke rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Duke has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Duke.