Car rentals in Houghton: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Houghton whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Houghton. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Houghton. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Houghton?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Houghton has to offer. You can also:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- 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
- Determine what car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Houghton?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox 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 Houghton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Dakota town means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Houghton in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their suitcases||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Houghton?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Houghton is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to find any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Does Houghton require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Houghton or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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 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 charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return 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 pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that customers 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Houghton?
If you want to check out all that Houghton and maybe even the rest of South Dakota offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Houghton. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Houghton adventure, check a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Houghton car rental today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you can count on a perfect ride that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Houghton rental car. We'll see you out here.