Car rentals in Kansas: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Kansas whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Kansas. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Kansas. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Kansas?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Kansas has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Kansas?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Kansas?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Kansas. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Kansas?
Usually, to rent a car in Kansas you must be at least 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 read over the terms to discover any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Kansas?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Kansas.
What is the fuel policy for Kansas rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|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 want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||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 need to fill the tank back up when 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 get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car companies provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing the car back with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before bringing the vehicle. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Kansas and maybe even the rest of Alabama offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Kansas car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Kansas has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Kansas.