Car rentals in Parkston: All you need to know
A Parkston car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of South Dakota has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Parkston. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Parkston?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Parkston has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually 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 agencies in Parkston?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Parkston?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Parkston. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family trips where you need additional room||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving through large cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Parkston?
Generally, to rent a car in Parkston you must be at least 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 supplier's terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Parkston?
When driving in Parkston or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage through the rental supplier. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. 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. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. 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 pay service charges 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. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing it back filled up. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before you bring it back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Parkston and maybe even the rest of South Dakota offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Parkston adventure, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Parkston rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Parkston has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Parkston.