Car rentals in Rapid City: All you need to know
A Rapid City car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Michigan has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Rapid City. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Rapid City?
You're on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental by booking through us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Rapid City.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Rapid City?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rapid City?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Rapid City. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Michigan back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking in big cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rapid City?
Typically, to rent a car in Rapid City you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Rapid City?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Rapid City.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. 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? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning the car filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the rental. 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 Rapid City?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Rapid City adventure. You should:
- Walk around the vehicle and make sure there is no dents 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rapid City car rental today
When you reserve your Rapid City rental car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a wonderful car that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Rapid City car rental. We'll see you out here.