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Car rentals in Prairie Lea: All you need to know

You want a great car to get around Prairie Lea whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the region and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Prairie Lea. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Prairie Lea. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Prairie Lea?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Prairie Lea has to offer. You can also:

  • Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the total cost before you book
  • Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Prairie Lea.

What rental companies have outlets in Prairie Lea?

From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Prairie Lea?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Prairie Lea. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVFamilies looking for adventure in the Texas back-countryBMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar
Full SizeFamilies with bags and a need for spaceInfiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Prairie Lea?

Usually, to rent a car in Prairie Lea you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read over the terms to determine what the exact charge is before you book your vehicle.

Does Prairie Lea require rental car insurance?

When driving around Prairie Lea or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Prairie Lea.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices 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 gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We encourage a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. However, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Prairie Lea. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur added charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark 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
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Prairie Lea rental car 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can align with your requirements and not break the bank.