Car rentals in Moorhead: All you need to know
A Moorhead 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 else the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Moorhead. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Moorhead?
You are well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental by booking through CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Moorhead?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Moorhead?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Moorhead. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Moorhead||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Moorhead together||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving around big cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Moorhead?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Moorhead is 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 through the rental agreement to determine what the exact fee is before you book your car.
Does Moorhead require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different 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 near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like 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 have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel 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 of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more 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 collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We recommend a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before bringing the vehicle. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Moorhead. You can drive wherever you like and not incur extra charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot on your Moorhead adventure. You should:
- Look over your car and be certain 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Moorhead rental car 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your requirements and not break your wallet.