Car rentals in Grand Portage: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Grand Portage whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Grand Portage. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Grand Portage. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Grand Portage?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Grand Portage has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more car than you need. Typically, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Grand Portage rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Grand Portage?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Grand Portage?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Grand Portage. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to go all out on your trip to Grand Portage||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Grand Portage together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for maneuvering in large cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Grand Portage?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Grand Portage is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine what the total will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Grand Portage?
When cruising through Grand Portage or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Grand Portage.
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 rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up 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 as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Grand Portage?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Grand Portage adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Grand Portage car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Grand Portage has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Grand Portage.