Car rentals in Pierre: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Pierre whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Pierre. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Pierre. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Pierre?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Pierre has to offer. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Pierre?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Pierre?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Pierre. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Pierre in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Pierre together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Pierre?
Usually, to rent a car in Pierre you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Pierre?
When cruising through Pierre or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Pierre.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas 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 refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 Pierre.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Pierre?
If you plan to explore all that Pierre and maybe even the rest of South Dakota offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Pierre. Read the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Pierre adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Pierre car rental today
You know you can count on a perfect ride that will leave you with extra money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Pierre rental car. We'll see you on the road.