Car rentals in Mount Vernon: All you need to know
A Mount Vernon car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of South Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Mount Vernon. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Mount Vernon?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Mount Vernon?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Mount Vernon?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Mount Vernon. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the South Dakota back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|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 Mount Vernon?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Mount Vernon 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 read over the supplier's terms to figure out any additional fees is before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Mount Vernon?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Mount Vernon. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can easily add it at checkout.
What are the different 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 near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill 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. Check with the supplier 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 might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won'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 need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many 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 Mount Vernon.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Mount Vernon. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Mount Vernon adventure, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Mount Vernon car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.