Car rentals in Garden City: All you need to know
A Garden City car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Missouri has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Garden City. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Garden City?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Garden City?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Garden City?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Garden City. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Garden City in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Sizable groups that need room for all their suitcases||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving in big cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Garden City?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Garden City is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out any additional charges is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Garden City?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. 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, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Garden City. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can simply include it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. 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 drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel 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 as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to save some money, find a gas station before returning the vehicle. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Garden City?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Garden City. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Garden City vacation, check a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Garden City rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Garden City has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Garden City.