Car rentals in Fort Meade: All you need to know
A Fort Meade car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of South Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Fort Meade. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Fort Meade?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Fort Meade.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Fort Meade?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Fort Meade?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Fort Meade. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Fort Meade?
Typically, to rent a car in Fort Meade you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to discover what the exact fee will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Fort Meade?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a vehicle. However, you could already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Fort Meade rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges 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. Many suppliers offer 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you 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 Meade?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers 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 fine print before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Fort Meade trip, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Fort Meade rental car today
Know that you can depend on a perfect car that will result in more extra cash in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Fort Meade rental car. See you on the road.