Car rentals in Fort Dodge: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Fort Dodge whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Fort Dodge. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Fort Dodge. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Fort Dodge?
You are on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by booking through us. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Fort Dodge rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Fort Dodge?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Fort Dodge?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Fort Dodge. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Kansas back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with bags and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Fort Dodge?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Fort Dodge is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the terms to determine what the exact rate will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Fort Dodge require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's required, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Fort Dodge rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 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 of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Fort Dodge?
If you plan to see all that Fort Dodge and maybe even the rest of Kansas offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Fort Dodge trip, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out the car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Fort Dodge car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Fort Dodge has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Fort Dodge.