Car rentals in Plains: All you need to know
A Plains car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Kansas has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Plains. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Plains?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Plains. You should also:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you book
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Plains?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Plains?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Plains. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for maneuvering around large cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Plains?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Plains is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to find what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Plains?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Plains. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Plains trip, make sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your car and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Plains 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 who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your requirement and not break your wallet.