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Car rentals in Great Falls: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to get around Great Falls whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the city and park in front of the popular restaurants in Great Falls. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Great Falls. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

Where do I get a bargain car rental in Great Falls?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Great Falls has to offer. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast 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
  • Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
  • Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Normally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Great Falls?

From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Great Falls?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Great Falls. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVPerfect for families who want comfort and have safety as a top priorityFord Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar
Full SizePlanning a big trip with a large group of friends or family membersInfiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Great Falls?

Typically, to rent a car in Great Falls you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the total is before you book your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Great Falls?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any 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 of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Know before you go

Before you get started on your Great Falls trip, check a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:

  • Check out your vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Great Falls car rental today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.