Car rentals in Groton: All you need to know
A Groton car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of South Dakota has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Groton. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Groton?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the actual cost before you rent
- Don't rent more car than you need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Groton rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Groton?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Groton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Dakota metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Groton?
Usually, to rent a car in Groton you must be at least 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 over the supplier's terms to find what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Does Groton require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Groton.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. 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||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Groton.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Groton. You can drive wherever you want and not incur added charges. Read over your policy to discover if there are mileage restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Groton trip, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Groton car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Groton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Groton.