Car rentals in Prairie Home: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Prairie Home whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Prairie Home. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Prairie Home. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Prairie Home?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. However, to get the most savings when you travel to Prairie Home you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Prairie Home?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty 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 get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Prairie Home?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Prairie Home. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with bags and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Prairie Home?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Prairie Home is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the exact price will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Prairie Home require rental car insurance?
When driving around Prairie Home or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Some 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 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 your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You should get your car topped off. If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you bring your car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Prairie Home?
If you plan to explore all that Prairie Home and maybe even the rest of Missouri offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Prairie Home car rental today
You know you can count on a grand vehicle that will result in more extra money to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Prairie Home car rental. We'll see you on the road.