Car rentals in Polaris: All you need to know
A Polaris 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 Montana has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Polaris. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Polaris?
We always try to get you the best price. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Polaris.
What rental companies have agencies in Polaris?
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 reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Polaris?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Polaris. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Montana back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Polaris?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Polaris is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Does Polaris require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Polaris.
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 need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up 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. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers 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?
If you want to check out all that Polaris and maybe even the rest of Montana offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Polaris adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Polaris car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your requirements and not break the bank.