Car rentals in Keystone: All you need to know
A Keystone car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of South Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Keystone. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Keystone?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- 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 book
- Determine the vehicle 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 suppliers have agencies in Keystone?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Keystone?
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 certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Keystone?
Normally, to rent a car in Keystone you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact fee is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Keystone?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Keystone.
What is the fuel policy for Keystone rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Keystone.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Keystone. You can drive wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Go over your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Keystone adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around your car and make sure there is no dents 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Keystone car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.